Denise comes to Alta View Wellness Center with over 30 years of experience in education, from secondary to university. She earned her M.A. in Humanities from Pennsylvania State University, where she directed the Capital Area Writing Project and served as a senior lecturer for a number of years. Her post graduate studies included extensive research in the healing, transformative power of expressive writing. Since 1997 she has owned Cityscape Consulting, a small business devoted to writing coaching and creative curriculum design.
As a Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Transformational Reiki Practitioner, and Certified JourneyDance™ Facilitator, Denise considers movement a vital element in her energy work. Whether she is scratching out words on a page, sharing Reiki with a client, or holding sacred space on the dance floor or in one of her SHINEshops, there is an embodied element to everything she does. Most of her days are spent exploring the power of the expressive arts to act as change agents, perspective shifters, and resilience builders in her own life and the lives of others. Over the course of her career, she has been fortunate to learn from a wide array of writers and healers, most recently Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves. Denise is honored to serve clients at Alta View Wellness Center in such a peaceful, well-established setting, and she looks forward to learning and growing with you!