Ms. Denise Phipps, M.A., LMFT

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, certified in EMDR, focusing on trauma-focused issues and mental health. I collaborate with each client to create an individualized treatment plan based on presenting needs utilizing a comprehensive model approach to ascertain your desired outcome. With my guidance, I can lead you into a deeper understanding of the many aspects of yourself, which will allow you to access your strengths, develop new and healthy perspectives, create change, build important skills, experience emotional healing, and enriching your relationships, living life with enhanced purpose, joy and value. This is done within the safe context of the therapeutic relationship.

Education & Experience

Masters in Counseling Psychology

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Grossmont College - Develop curriculum for the Foster Adopt Kinship Care Education ( program, as well as an instructor. Certified Positive Discipline Instructor Certified TBRI Practitioner TCTSY (Trauma Centered Trauma Sensitive Yoga Certified Facilitator Grief Yoga Certification

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Medi-Cal, Optum