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Denise Rue is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Hypnotherapist. For over three years, Denise worked as a retreat leader and lead therapist at a legal psilocybin retreat center in Jamaica. Denise has had the privilege of overseeing approximately 1,500 psilocybin sessions, and as many group integration sessions. She has a profound respect for the healing potential of this medicine, as well as a deep sense of the responsibility practitioners hold in shepherding people on their journeys. Denise has a private practice in New Jersey, specializing in individuals with complex trauma, especially adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Highly intuitive and compassionate, she utilizes an eclectic approach in therapy, drawing on hypnosis, somatic experiencing, EMDR, and mindfulness. This Spring, Denise will begin teaching for Fluence Training. Denise has a 30-year contemplative practice, finding strength in both Christian mysticism and Buddhist practices.  Denise is a published poet and has taught poetry in nursing homes, schools, and a women’s prison. She is an avid swing and salsa dancer, loves to garden, and bakes a mean pie.