About Denise Bike, Ph.D.

Dr. Denise Bike began studying psychology in 1985. She graduated in 1989 from the University of Dallas. Dr. Bike spent the next two decades in education. She was a certified teacher. Then she wrote textbooks and testing materials. (Harcourt-Brace, McGraw-Hill, the Princeton Review) In her late 30s, Dr. Bike revived her dream of becoming a psychologist. She completed her M.S. at Loyola and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri.

Since 2005, Dr. Denise Bike has conducted individual therapy with adults and assessment with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Boone Hospital’s CBT Program, the Counseling Centers at Mizzou and Ball State, and the Assessment and Consultation Clinic. Most recently, Dr. Bike conducted educational testing in the D.C. Charter Schools and the Chesapeake ADHD Center. There she also offered therapy to adults with ADHD. She now practices full-time at Baltimore Minds.

From 2013-2015, Dr. Bike was a full-time faculty member at Loyola University Maryland. She taught graduate-level assessment classes, as well as counseling skills and diversity courses. Dr. Bike also taught Child Development and Human Development at Notre Dame Maryland. Now she teaches Wellness and Diversity online for the University of Missouri.

Dr. Denise Bike has been a member of the American Psychological Association since 2005. She is co-chair of the Maryland Psychological Association‘s Membership Committee. Her scholarly works appear in The Journal of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, The APA Handbook, and The SAGE Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, among others.

Mindfulness is of particular personal and professional interest to Dr. Bike. She’s been a mindfulness practitioner for over a decade and is trained as a Level 2 iRest instructor. A firm believer in practicing what she teaches, Dr. Bike meditates daily and attends at least one week-long silent meditation retreat each year. Dr. Bike has led mindfulness activities and classes at the University of Missouri Law School, Boone County Hospital, the Chesapeake ADHD Center, and Baltimore Minds. She also co-leads a biweekly KM group for the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC (IMCW).