I am a strengths-based therapist based in Illinois with more than 10 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients and a wide variety of difficulties. I have significant experience working with parenting difficulties, anxiety and depression, aging and death, and chronic mental illness, among many other issues/diagnoses. I have a passion for patients experiencing a medical difficulty/diagnosis, and for working with parents and caregivers of medically complex children and adults. I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of ages (literally from age 2-100+) and in a wide range of settings, from childcare, to schools, acute crisis centers, and long term care facilities.
My focus is on functional success. I love to help people identify their own specific goals and then achieve them. I love working with someone who is having difficulty functioning in an important area of life and helping them to reach success. As mentioned above, I use a strengths based approach, and I'm a believer that our thoughts impact our lives to a strong degree, and I enjoy helping others to focus on strengths.
Seeking help is the first step in making positive changes, and I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to help you do this!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.020862
My experience has been great, very helpful & much needed support. I feel heard & gain insight from our sessions
Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Danica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief
Danica has been very helpful in helping me identify my issues, and finding healthy solutions in correcting/fixing the issues.
Written on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Danica for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, anger management, addictions, and parenting issues
She is super sweet and understanding, she listens to what I have to say and gives me advice on how to proceed and opens my eyes on how to look at a situation in a new way. She is absolutely amazing and kind.
Written on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Danica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Danica is very in tune, does her research and remembers details from previous sessions that help moving forward. She provides advice and a supporting approach. Only 2 sessions I feel like I know her well and she knows me and already has made me feel better!
Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Danica for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd
So far so good. She’s great at listening and responding. She doesn’t pass judgment or make me feel like I’m talking to myself at all and I’m able to be open with her about how I really feel
Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Danica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd