Denise E. Schenk, MA, LPC, CAC III

The Rooted Heart:  body-centered psychotherapy

Begin your journey here.

“When we let go of our battles and open our heart to things as they are, then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and the end of spiritual practice. Only in this moment can we discover that which is timeless. Only here can we find the love that we seek. Love in the past is simply memory, and love in the future is fantasy. Only in the reality of the present can we love, can we awaken, can we find peace and understanding and connection with ourselves and the world.” -Jack Kornfield


Denise provides therapy services for individuals and couples.  She is deeply passionate about guiding individuals back to their roots, opening the heart and discovering how to embody their truest and wisest self. 

She believes healing takes place from the inside out.  Therefore, she teaches individuals and couples how to deepen their awareness towards the inner landscape. Beginning to uncover their patterns through noticing moment to moment, the thoughts, emotions, perceptions, body sensations and old beliefs that may have been living right under the surface. 

From here you can learn to embrace  vulnerabilities, challenge beliefs, begin to choose self reflection versus blame, find self-acceptance, courage to speak your truth, practice healthy boundary setting, find freedom, connection to the deep heart, and choose to step into intimacy with yourself and others, wholeheartedly.


This offering is for individuals wanting to explore the personal and professional realms of self.  Who can benefit? Individuals in management, therapists, entrepreneurs, and/or anyone in the helping/healing profession that is seeking support and guidance as they continue to grow themselves.

Together we will create a treatment plan focusing on the areas of interest. 

 Areas of interest range from:

  • Relationships and Intimacy
  • Stress Management and Balance
  • Spirituality and Personal Growth
  • Career Planning and Development
  • Health, Aging, Lifestyle and Self-Care
  • Supervision for mental health professionals

The end result aims to assist individuals towards finding a greater sense of confidence, leadership, inspiration, and vision; growing themselves into their fullest potential and humanness.

workshops and retreats

These are offered sparingly throughout the year and tend to cycle with the seasons.  Each workshop/retreat has a specific theme that unfolds organically; and then, the group is formed. 

Individuals seeking to deepen and explore the various realms of self; and relationships may explore through participation in ceremony, meditation, yoga, experiential work, art, music, and/or group process work.

Groups hold a sacred space for tapping into the collective wisdom of those who have gathered before us to share, connect, teach, inspire and empower mankind. 

When we step into a group, we have an opportunity to step into our strength, offering our unique gift of being a reflective well of wisdom, that serves as a guiding light and loving resource for all who participate.  Transformation happens when we embrace all parts of ourselves and each other.  Participants need only to arrive with an open heart and mind.