Denise (DeeDee) Fetters, LPCC-S, NCC, Owner/ Therapist
Little More Deeper:
DeeDee has collaborated and served within secondary schools, youth detentions centers, The Ohio State University, and other universities, and private practice for most of her career. She has served many years in Youth Ministries, Missions, and establishing her own private practice plus working with churches originally as well as her own Healing Wings Counseling Ministries.
DeeDee began her career working with high-risk adolescents and specifically with boys who were in detention centers including Ohio Department of Youth Services with multiple mental health and behavioral concerns. DeeDee went on to start Healing Wings Ministries and eventually worked at COTC and Ohio State as a Therapist / Disability Evaluator for in Newark, OH. DeeDee has worked with many secondary schools and college environments advocating for mental health and with disability organizations to enforce learning and encourage new opportunities for teens and adults.
DeeDee presently is a member of Genoa Baptist Church in Westerville, Ohio but also partners with many other faiths and churches in the areas for clinical and pastoral counseling needs. She now is currently in Delaware County in her private practice Healing Wings Counseling & Consultation, LLC.
Compassion for the Hurting and Mission:
DeeDee has deep compassion to work with those who are hurting and empathetically walks with those on a healing journey towards wellness. She has several years of experience with mental health and pastoral concerns and has advocated for those with Aspergers, ADHD, and many more learning disabilities issues in schools and counseling settings. She continues to be a pioneer in the Sensory Issues/ Aspergers Disorder field and leader with Adolescent and Adult populations. DeeDee is passionate about working and serving those who are wounded to empower them with hope and strength. Using positive and motivational counseling, she works with creative and empowering techniques to help you walk through the most difficult of struggles and pain in your life.
DeeDee uses a combination of clinical counseling and pastoral counseling to reinforce the positive in the midst of turmoil; showing you that in times of difficulty and conflict that the power of rising from the ashes comes when you forge through your struggles. Some of the most difficult things you may be going through may become your strength and motivation to soar higher. It is sometimes through our struggles ~ we find the wings to learn to fly.
(Please see the Butterfly Story in which the name Healing Wings' name is based.)
Education and Experience
DeeDee is a graduate of Ashland Seminary with a Masters in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and one of the few counselors that are legally licensed to be called a Pastoral Counselor and is at the highest level in her profession, a LPCC-S (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Status.). She has also been at The Ohio State University as a Clinical Counselor and an Educational / Disability Assessor and Testing Coordinator, as well as various experiences in many secondary education systems for many years.
DeeDee has received her National Certification for Counseling from the NBCC which is a National recognition beyond the State of Ohio licensing in 2011 and is recertified with this National board and the Ohio State licensing Board every two and three years. She specializes in anxiety, mood disorders, sensory disorders, trauma-related disorders, and specifically disabilities plus Christian counseling from Ashland Seminary.
DeeDee offers many options in therapy that may or may not include Pastoral or Christian Counseling. We always ask the client their needs and what direction is best for their healing journey. Sometimes it may include spiritual needs depending on where the client is in their walk and faith. She was also trained by Dr. Terry Wardle in Inner Healing Prayer and Transformational Prayer through Ashland Seminary.
DeeDee has also had experience and certifications with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Music Therapy, and Exposure Therapy with the Veteran's Administration that help with the extreme PTSD, and various forms of Pastoral Counseling and Biblical Counseling which she holds a Masters of Clinical Pastoral Counseling in the State of Ohio.