Healing Your Body by Mastering Your Mind

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Denise Schonwald’s first book, Healing Your Body by Mastering Your Mind, offers insight into living a physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy life by listening to and interpreting our body’s messages. A disease, illness, or symptom develops when energy is blocked inside the body. Unfortunately, many of us have little understanding of what causes it and how to correct it. This book helps you understand the body’s messages and how to heal.

Denise pulls from her extensive background working as a nurse in the intensive care unit where she gained a great deal of understanding about the body and illness. She gives us insight to the connection the body has with the mind and how that affects us in our daily lives.

Denise says, “My goal is to bring it all together to give you the tools to heal from within. I hope, by reading this book, you can learn to trust your body; learn to forgive, grieve, correct, and grow; and move forward to a wonderful life of peace and happiness. You deserve it”.

"As someone who works with energy and how it manifests in the physical realm on a daily basis, I can attest to the power of energy. By learning how to work with energy and its influence on your life, you can transform your experiences. Denise is a knowledgeable and experienced professional whose insight is sure to help anyone looking to positively move forward."

Taylor Rose, Author and Energy Intuitive

"My long career has been in multiple fields of energy awareness. I’m excited that Denise has written such an amazing book filled with truly powerful tools everyone can learn to use. When one person creates balance within themselves, it helps us all be greater versions of our true soul nature. Namaste."


"Denise Schonwald is a remarkable woman who is loved by everyone she works with. It has truly been a pleasure to get to know and work with her and her clients. She is gifted in her healing abilities and is generous in the help she provides to others. She is always helping people around her to find ways to improve, and live a better happier life. I highly recommend her services, and her book to all my clients, friends and family."

Anne Marie Doll

"I would highly recommend Denise for anyone looking to improve their life. She is more than my therapist; she is a life saver. She gave me the tools to take my life back."


"A visit with Denise is as comfortable as having a conversation with an old friend. You will know from the beginning that she cares and wants you to live your best life every day."


"I am a registered nurse and had the privilege to work with Denise in critical care for more years than I care to remember. She is gifted with a wonderful intellect as well as an empathetic and compassionate soul."


"Denise Schonwald helped my daughter navigate through a very difficult family law situation. Denise developed such a rapport with my daughter that she still asks for a session from time to time. She is truly a blessing to my daughter and my family."


Denise Schonwald
Denise Schonwald
Denise Schonwald
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About Denise

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In her 30 years working as a registered nurse (RN) within the intensive care unit (ICU), Denise Schonwald cared for patients who were very ill and often in critical condition.  She saw her patients and their families struggling with stress, anxiety, guilt, and fear.  She, too, was affected by this challenging environment.  In order to help her client’s cope, as well as herself, Denise learned various techniques to support mental and emotional well-being.  Her success in striking a balance in treating the whole person led her to her calling as a spiritually based licensed mental health counselor and mental intuitive (LMHC).  By integrating mental health and physical health into a cohesive treatment plan, Denise provides a holistic approach to her patients. These synergistic treatment methodologies support client healing more effectively traditional counseling.

Denise has expertise in helping clients through a variety of mental and emotional struggles, including anxiety, depression, panic, marital problems, adolescent behavior issues, family issues, childhood trauma, and more. To assist in her method, she draws upon some rather unconventional sources, including Max, a certified therapy dog, who practiced with her until his passing in June of 2020.  Henry, his spirited successor, is currently in training.  Additional Sources of inspiration include physical activity and various forms of meditation, which help relieve stress and provide mental clarity.   Denise personally enjoys competitive tennis and yoga, balancing the physical exercise with meditation, Reiki, and aromatherapy to help balance physical, mental,  and spiritual well-being.  Understanding the connection between the mind, body and spirit, Denise helps clients to explore each avenue in to achieve optimum level of health and wellness.

In additional to working with individuals and families, Denise also supports the wider community through speaking engagements and lectures nationwide.  Consider having her speak at your next event and contact her office today.

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual Therapy

“When we no longer can change our circumstances, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Work together as partners in communicating, expressing love, and solving problems of daily life

Family Therapy

Family Therapy

Improve the overall climate so that family members can experience easily relating with one another

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Virtual Counseling Sessions

Meet virtually to accomodate COVID-19 concerns regarding social distancing. Virtual Zoom sessions supporting Denise’s nationwide client base

In Person Counseling Sessions

Meet face to face in a quiet setting to address your mental health needs.
Pet therapy is available for these mental health sessions.

Conditions We Treat

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men’s Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues

Contact Me

If you have a question or would like to book an appointment,
please contact Denise via phone or email.
For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(410) 913-8963

Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch Florida