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Happiness is Within Your Reach.

When you’ve experienced a loss; whether it be the loss of a loved one or something extraordinarily meaningful in your life, the grief can seem insurmountable. Though it may be difficult to imagine now, you can know true happiness again. 


If grief is affecting your quality of life, licensed counselor Denise Baker will help you process your emotions and gain the confidence to find joy again. Her compassionate approach combined with her experience in the latest, proven therapies will

guide you on your grief journey in a safe and comforting space.

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Grief is Unique and Complex

There is no right way to "feel." Grief can manifest as anger, guilt, extreme sadness, numbness and even through physical symptoms. You deserve to heal.

“My heart feels so broken, I can’t stop crying.”

“I’m angry at the world.”

“I feel so guilty when I allow myself to be happy.”

“I haven’t felt well since the loss.”

“I don’t know how to move on without my loved one.”

You deserve happiness.

Joy is possible.

You can smile again.

Your health matters.

Find meaning in life.

If you can relate to any of the above statements, it’s time to address and

process your grief. Counseling can help you work through your feelings,

find balance in your life and move forward with hope.

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.


Denise is an amazing person with such a kind, warm, loving presence. I am lucky to have met and worked with such an incredible human. This world would be a better place if there were more people like her.  A.P., Rolling Meadows, IL

You can find joy in life again.

Understanding Grief

Grief is a human response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering felt when someone or something you love is taken away. Events such as the death of a parent or child, a miscarriage, a divorce or a devastating medical diagnosis can trigger grief.

Regardless of the type of loss experienced, everyone grieves differently. Though there are recognized stages in the grieving process, not everyone will pass through each stage - and not everyone has to, in order to heal.

​The 5 Stages of Grief



“This isn’t real.”



"How can this be happening? I need to blame someone."



“If this goes away, I promise to change.”



“The sadness is overwhelming.”



"I have accepted what has happened.”

​A person experiencing grief may experience

the following emotional symptoms:

  • Shock and Disbelief

  • Sadness

  • Fear

  • Anger

  • Guilt

​A person experiencing grief may experience

the following physical symptoms:

  • Fatigue and/or insomnia

  • Nausea

  • Aches and pains such as chronic headaches

  • Weight loss or gain

  • A lowered immune system

Kubler-Ross Model

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm and sometimes, it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” Vicki Harrison

Treatment for Grief

Grief can be unpredictable and intense. 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 help you feel whole again. We listen to you without judgement,

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

helping you in your healing process. 


We sit with you in your most difficult moments and develop

a personalized treatment plan designed to help you find healing.

  • Identify your grief triggers

  • Let go of any guilt and shame to find peace

  • Embrace meditation, visualization and relaxation techniques

  • Gain the confidence to find joy again

  • Make positive lifestyle changes

  • Create new meaning in your life


"Denise is warm and understanding. She goes the extra mile for those in her care.  Anyone would be lucky to receive services from her." RS, Virginia, MN

Grief is not a life sentence. It will get better.

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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