I am Denice Crowe Clark. I received my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Mercer University School of Medicine in 2008 and am licensed to practice therapy in the state of Georgia.
In addition to practicing therapy I have spent the last several years specializing in Motivational Interviewing, a person-centered method for helping individuals toward their own behavior change goals (e.g., diet, exercise, weight-loss, chronic disease management, alcohol and/or substance misuse). Motivational interviewing (MI) is designed to elicit one’s own thoughts, feelings, and actions regarding motivation and means for change. I am also a trainer and have trained many professionals, including physicians and behavioral health specialists, in the practice of MI.
Personally, I am a wife and mom, having spent some time navigating the unique challenges of being a military spouse. I have also experienced some of the challenges associated with returning to school as a “nontraditional” student and changing career fields midstream. I am a lifelong learner currently pursuing my PhD in Human Services with a concentration in Public Health; therefore, I still find myself juggling the multiple demands of family, work, and education. In sum, I understand how crazy life can be.
My professional affiliations include the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). I am also a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, and a Distance Credentialed Counselor offering online therapy sessions to clients located within the state of Georgia.