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Gwen's House 

Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc.

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Our Founder: Shanet Dennis, LMFT

My interest in Marriage and Family Therapy stems from a desire to fill a gap that was present in my own community. Having had experiences where an unbiased sounding board could have been pivotal in navigating unstable relationships, I set a path that allowed me to be the change I wanted to see. The general philosophy that anchors my practice is “building healthy relationships one story at a time.” This includes the relationship with oneself. There is no one fits all solution to a problem or one way of getting to a place of feeling well. With this in mind, I aim to listen, learn, validate, and advocate for what “works” for my clients.

In a session, you will discover a therapeutic style that involves an integrated approach using Emotion-Focused, Solution-Focused, and Narrative techniques. Mindfulness is also actively incorporated into my practice. I have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Strategic Therapies as well.

I have a passion for storytelling/sharing and using stories as a vehicle to highlight client's strengths, motivations, resilience, hope, and untapped desires. I’m glad you found me...let’s talk!

Our Founder: Shanet Dennis, LMFT

Our Founder:

Shanet Dennis LMFT

Our Founder: Shanet Dennis LMFT

Meet the Team

I’ve always envisioned pursuing a career that would make a difference. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I genuinely care for my clients and work diligently to help them manage symptoms, cope with challenges, identify tools they can use immediately, and ultimately find the answers they seek. ​

My philosophy is that Individuals already have the skills to create change in their lives, and at times need help to identify and develop those skills. In the session, I encourage clients to develop a vision of their desired future and offer support as they determine what’s needed to achieve that vision successfully. ​

My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, collaborative, and compassionate. It encompasses a combination of Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  Specific areas of experience include interpersonal and problematic relationships, family conflict, parent-child conflict, depression, anxiety/panic disorders, mood disorders, substance dependence/substance abuse, trauma, life transitions, and grief/loss issues.

As your therapist, I am dedicated to your well-being and willing to go above and beyond to meet your needs.

April Gibson LMFT

In order to be our better selves we sometimes need self-reflection, self- love, and to examine ourselves more deeply. I believe everyone deserves to flourish and I know everyone can. Sometimes we need a little help getting there. 

If we can first find the grace to ask for that assistance we can discover what it is that we want and need, then we can find our way forward.
By utilizing a strengths-based approach employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, I can help you go from what’s wrong to what’s strong.

My journey to helping others started in early adulthood upon reflecting deeply on my own upbringing. As a child I was fortunate to be aided with the support needed  to accomplish my goals. I now strive to be that support for children and adults who desire the collaborative guidance to do the same.

Fatima Santana LMSW

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