Dennis Hartzog is a psychotherapist in private practice in Dallas, Texas. He has a Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas in Counseling with a major in Human Sexuality. He has been long-time activist and advocate for the mental health needs of individuals from the GLBT community, HIV/AIDS infected and impacted individuals, and individuals with alternative life styles.
Dennis was a Children’s Protective Services Worker for five years in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has worked for three different outpatient Community Mental Health Centers working with chronic severely mentally ill individuals. He was the Clinical Consultant to a Residential Treatment Center serving individuals in a multi-county area in rural Texas. He served on the Professional Advisory Committee for Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas for fifteen years. He has been an advocate for individuals infected and impacted by HIV/AIDS since the early days of the AIDS epidemic. He served on the North Central Texas HIV Community Prevention Planning Council from 1990 to 2004 working closely with the Texas Department of Health and The CDC, Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dennis speaks and leads workshops on Domestic Violence, Poly Relationships, Communication Skills, Stress Management, and Same Sex Parenting Skills. For the past two years he has worked closely with national Domestic Violence organizations and service providers educating and lessening barriers to treatment for victims of domestic violence from sexual minority and alternative lifestyle populations.