Denise is the Director of Behavioral Health. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois Chicago and her master’s in social work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago. She has experience working in community mental health with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis and providing services to underserved high risk populations. Denise assisted with the integration of behavioral health in primary care at Heartland Health Centers. Her professional interests include integrated care, mindfulness, and solution focused interventions and harm reduction.