His approach to clinical work utilizes a solution-focused cognitive behavioral model of therapy. He believes in safety and coping skills as the root of personal change but believes psychotherapy must offer more than the ability to cope.
He promotes thriving, rather than merely surviving. He aims to help clients reach their fullest potential through engaging dialogue and action.
Dennis earned his Master of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a special focus of study in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to his work at Mequon Clinical Associates, Dennis worked at Columbia St. Mary’s assisting individual and couples improve their lives. His primary focus of therapy has been with the treatment and recovery of adolescent, young adult and adult and their substance abuse and how their family has been impacted. Dennis incorporates frank substantive information with the wisdom that the human condition is about being joyful with appreciation for self and life. His involvement and support of Women for Sobriety confirms that through empowerment, people, become more capable, competent, caring and compassionate.