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Denise has a bachelor’s in Communications and Psychology from The College of New Rochelle and a master’s in Humanities and Social Thought from The Draper Program at NYU. She is currently pursuing a second master’s in mental health counseling from Brooklyn College and hopes to one day have her own private practice. Her primary interests include gender and queer theory, the intersections of psychoanalysis and Buddhism and the psychology of intimacy. Denise began meditating and studying Buddhism in 2005 and shortly thereafter discovered the ID Project where she has been practicing ever since.

After reading Daphne Merkin’s A Journey Through Darkness in today’s New York Times Magazine, I was left contemplating Buddhist viewpoints on treating depression. It’s no secret that many people are drawn to the dharma during difficult times- seeking relief from despair and anxiety. Each week there […]

Despite my best intentions, I still have days when I miss my meditation practice. I’m on point for a while and then something happens- I’m busy with school, going out and getting in too late, etc.- that I lose the […]

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