Denise Takakjy (she/her/hers)


I am a licensed professional counselor who specializes in treating children and teens with trauma histories.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Harleysville, PA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Has your child or teen experienced a challenging or life altering event in their lives? Are they experiencing behaviors that are associated with those events? Are they struggling with emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal relationships? I understand that the behaviors and emotions that they experience can be frustrating for you and they are a direct response to the trauma that they have experienced. I can help.

My Background and Approach

I work from a trauma-informed lens. this means that I work with your child or teen to recognize their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the context of trauma. Traumatized children often exhibit behaviors that are considered trauma responses such as anger, tantrums, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and suide attempts. They struggle with focusing in school and interpersonal realtionships. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. I will first work with your child or teen on understanding how thoughts , feelings, and behaviors are related to each other and the big events they experienced. I then work to build skills for reducing trauma symptoms so that they will no longer react when triggered by the traumatic experience. I have extensive experience working with trauma. My graduate degrees are trauma focused. I present and teach regularly on trauma-informed practices.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe very strongly that children and teens can build resilience to overcome their past traumatic experiences. I believe that parents always do the best that they can to support their children. I focus on building resilient, trauma-informed communities as well. My hope is to help community organizations identify and provide needed services to provide early intervention to children who have experienced trauma.

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 150/session


4843667303 Email Denise
672 Main Street
Suite 2J
Harleysville, PA 19438

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