Denise Crooks, MPH, LICSW

Denise Crooks, MPH, LICSW

Social Worker

Denise Crooks, MPH, LICSW, is a social worker with Lifespan’s outpatient psychiatry and behavioral health services and sees patients in East Greenwich. She specializes in working with members of the LGBTQ, kink, and consensually non-monogamous communities.

Prior to her current position, Crooks was a clinical therapist with the Adult Gender and Sexuality Behavioral Health Program of Lifespan Physician Group and a behavioral health clinician at Thundermist Health Center in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Crooks is a teaching associate and co-director of the LGBTQ Scholarly Concentration at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a founding member of LGBTQ Action RI and Rhode Islanders for Parentage Equality.

Her extensive research experience includes studies in mindfulness-based stress reduction and substance use disorders. She is a frequent guest speaker, presenter, and co-author on LGBTQ topics related to health and advocacy.

She has master’s degrees in social work from Boston College and in public health from Boston University.