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A Joyful Life is Possible

You are not alone. According to the latest statistics, 40 million Americans have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and an estimated 17.3 million American adults

had at least one major depressive episode in 2017.

If you’ve been feeling anxious or depressed, licensed counselor Denise Baker can evaluate your symptoms and will help you develop the coping skills to manage them. Her compassionate approach combined with her experience in the latest, proven therapies will guide you on your journey toward improved wellbeing.

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Your Mental Health Matters

Your mental health is as vital as your physical health and they are connected. 

You deserve to receive the support you need to feel your best.

“I’m scared to leave the house.”

“I can’t shake this feeling of overwhelming sadness.”

“When I’m stressed, I can’t seem to catch my breath”.

“Some days it’s a struggle just to get out of bed.” 

“I sometimes wonder if everyone would be better off without me.”

You can do it.

Joy is possible.

Manage symptoms.

Learn to live again.

Your life matters.

If you can relate to any of the above statements, you deserve solutions and support. Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand, with depression frequently accompanying anxiety. Counseling can help you identify your specific mental health needs,

manage your symptoms and find relief so you can feel like you again.

Denise founded Life Quest Counseling and Consulting, LLC from a desire to help people through challenging times. We provide you with a safe and supportive space

to share your story and begin a new chapter living your best life.


I love Denise. She made me feel that I mattered and was cared for. She was a weekly refresher for me to vent and even questioned me to make me think. She was an excellent match for me.”  A.B., Pheonix, AZ

You can experience peace and enjoy life.

Understanding Anxiety and Depression

Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety from time to time: that feeling of dread before making a big presentation, the tension from a disagreement with a friend or even the butterflies in your stomach before a first date. 


Anxiety can sometimes actually help you perform in stressful situations. When anxious feelings are persistent and begin to disrupt your daily life, however,

you could be experiencing an anxiety disorder.

​A person with an anxiety disorder may experience the following emotional symptoms:

  • Dread

  • Panic 

  • Uncontrollable worry

  • Irrational fear 

  • Irritability or restlessness

  • Erratic decision-making

The following physical symptoms may be present in a person with an anxiety disorder:

  • Racing heart

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Easily fatigued 

  • Lack of focus 

  • Muscle tension

Sadness is a normal human reaction to unpleasant life events, from bad news and

break-ups to the loss of a loved one. And it’s perfectly ok to cry, grieve and feel down. 


When feelings of sadness are prolonged and overcome your ability to enjoy life,

you could be experiencing depression.

​The following emotional symptoms are common with a diagnosis of depression:

  • Persistent sadness

  • Loss of interest in activities

  • Anger or irritability

  • Hopelessness or worthlessness

  • Thoughts of death or suicide

  • Suicide attempts

A person with depression can exhibit the following physical symptoms:

  • Difficulty sleeping and/or chronic fatigue

  • Decreased energy

  • Trouble concentrating

  • Changes in weight or appetite

  • Unexplained physical pains

“Hope is being able to see there is light despite all of the darkness.”

Desmund Tutu

Treatment for Anxiety and Depression

Living with anxiety and/or depression can feel hopeless. At Life Quest, our goal is to support you through this journey and give you hope for the future. We employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness techniques and other proven, research-based approaches to stabilize your symptoms. We listen to you without judgement,

gain understanding of what you are experiencing, and walk with you,

helping you in your healing process. 


Once a diagnosis has been made, we’ll work to develop a personalized treatment plan designed to improve your everyday life.

  • Identify your triggers

  • Become more aware of the mind/body connection

  • Embrace meditation, visualization and relaxation techniques

  • Recognize and replace negative thoughts

  • Make positive lifestyle changes

  • Build healthier relationships with yourself and others


Denise Baker is a caring professional who is invested in the wellness of each of her clients. Her integrity with which she approaches her work creates a safe place for her clients. I would highly recommend Denise.

C.D., Phoenix, AZ

Don’t let Anxiety and Depression hold you back. It’s time to live your best life.

The Phoenix Counseling Service That's Focused on You

Life Quest Counseling & Coaching, LLC is committed to helping people navigate through difficult circumstances in a non-judgmental, compassionate atmosphere.

Our Phoenix-based counseling service is focused on the following practice areas:

support for families who are raising children with special needs

and individuals experiencing trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety.

Denise Baker’s personal journey parenting a child with unique challenges inspired her to open the doors to Life Quest. A licensed counselor, she has over 20 years of professional experience supporting families in Arizona’s public behavioral health system.

Denise is trained to provide evidence-based clinical approaches including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Solution-Focused and Gestalt Therapy. Denise has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a highly-effective

and widely-utilized form of trauma therapy.

Ready to take your first step on your journey to healing?

Turn to Life Quest for the professional support you need to begin living a joyful life. In-person and Telehealth (video and phone)

appointments available.

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