About Denise

Denise A. Tervo, PhD is a licensed psychologist, consultant and trainer in Wilmington, North Carolina and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She has provided counseling to adults, adolescents, and children for over thirty years. She has worked in various settings including mental health, residential and outpatient programs, consultant with a state agency working with adults and family traumas and abuse. She has conducted various workshops and training related to women’s awareness, midlife transition groups, and personal growth and development. Currently she is on the faculty at the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh; previously she was on the faculty of the Seaside Gestalt in Wilmington, NC and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Ohio. She has published in books and journals. Most insurances and sliding scale accepted.

Her Philosophy

In her educational consultations, clinical groups and Gestalt practice, Denise integrates physical process awareness and energy work. Denise believes we carry our history with us on a cellular, tissue level. Integration of mind, body, and spirit is important for overall growth and development. Her clinical work emphasizes growth, health, flexibility and personal empowerment.

Areas focused on include the following:

  • Gestalt Therapist/Body Oriented Energy Work
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Women’s and Men’s Life changes and Transitions and Personal Growth Issues
  • Consultations/Child Management
  • Divorce/Death/Loss/ Socialization