We live in a world of conflicting messages about how to act, look, feel, and be. When these messages do not align, feelings of loneliness, fear, self-doubt, and self-criticism creep in. To start living in congruence and authenticity we must first build a trusting relationship with another in order to feel safe enough to open up and be vulnerable. As a person who has lived through the darkness and made it out on the other side, I feel it is my calling to be the hand that others who are in that dark place are searching for to help guide them back into the light. When we can start to believe and trust in ourselves we start to rise from the ashes and into our truest form.”
Denae Arnold has been working in the field of addiction and mental health since 2011. After completing treatment for her own addiction she had decided to return to school and go into the field to help others the way the professionals at the facility she went through had assisted her. She began her career working at CeDAR, Center for Dependency Addiction Rehabilitation, where she held several roles. Starting as a behavioral health worker, working in admissions, to a lead behavioral health worker in the REC Women’s program.
She then went on to work at SCLHealth at West Pines in their medical detox facility as a Certified Addictions Counselor, and most recently as a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the residential program. During her 6 yr stay at West Pines she took a year off and worked as a Primary Therapist at Aspenridge Recovery.
Denae has completed a Bachelors of Science from Metropolitan State University for Human Services Mental Health and Addictions studies.She also holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling from Regis University and is a Licensed Addictions Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor.
Denae is completely non- judgmental and empathetic while also capable of holding people accountable and challenging any cognitive distortions in a compassionate manner.