Danielle Akinsade

(MS, LMHC)

About Me

“It’s okay to ask other’s for help. Seeking help from a professional therapist is the first step in becoming a better you. “

Are you ready to take that first step? My name is Danielle Akinsade and it is my passion to help others be their best selves. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and I have been working as a therapist for 12 years. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington. I have experience working with children and families involved with Department of Child Services, medical assisted treatment centers for addictions, and my own private practice. My client’s mental health needs range from depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, substance use/abuse, relationship issues, LGBTQ, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation, panic disorder, parent-child relationship issues, and grief/loss.

My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Approach, and Motivational Interviewing. I use different therapeutic techniques to assist my clients and each client has a personalized treatment plan. When working with clients I like to build a strong therapeutic rapport to gather a clear understanding of the client’s need, the goals that they want to address in therapy, barriers to progression in therapy and objectives to reaching their goals.

My philosophy in working with clients is that I “come alongside you”. This means that I work with you, help you understand where you are in the process of change, motivate you to move towards the next stage, assist you in the process of successfully completing each stage and move at the pace that you set. The client’s progression in therapy is often dictated by the level of engagement that they have and the willingness to make progress. I will always have open and honest communication with clients as well as empathy and respect.

Let’s make that first step together! I look forward to working with you to help you be the best you possible.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #39002161A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

She is very kind. She listens very well and knows how to calm a person down. I think when we started our session today, I was on the brink of another panic attack. She knew how to calm me down and how to get me to refocus. She's amazing!

All I know is that when my world is chaos, I can reinvent peace around me after I talk to her.

Written by Z.A. on Apr 19, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Really great! I feel like she understands me very well and cares.

Written by M.E. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I think Danielle is good. She's fast to respond and is always up for new ideas for me and ways to help me through changing situations.

Written by E.L. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Danielle is great so far. I feel like I'm being heard and understood even when I feel lost and jumbled with words.

Written by E.M. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

She is friendly and listens to me. I have enjoyed my experience with her.

Written by M.I. on Apr 02, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She is on top of responding to her clients and gives helpful steps to getting you to where you want to be.

Written by B.R. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Danielle is very friendly and nice to talk to.

Written by A.A. on Mar 23, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is amazing and very helpful through all my needs and concerns!

Written by S.T. on Mar 17, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Danielle has been a huge help for me in the past few months. She has given me expert tips on managing my anxiety, and how to challenge anxious thoughts when they arise. Not only is she incredibly professional and knowledgeable, but she is also very kind-hearted and easy to talk to. I am eternally grateful to Danielle.

Written by S.A. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Speaking with Danielle was one of the best things I’ve done for myself in a long time. I needed someone to listen and understand. She offered compassion and perspective.

Written by L.E. on Feb 06, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks

Danielle has been a huge help in taking time to hear my thoughts and check in with me actively I really appreciate her kindness and willingness to go above and beyond to help others. She is a phenomenal person and is a pleasure to chat with.

Written by K.I. on Feb 02, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Danielle is just amazing, enough said. Very knowledgeable and it’s so easy to open up to her and tell her exactly what’s wrong with me and offers the best advice to help assist me in my situation.

Written by K.A. on Jan 16, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She is fantastic! So caring, kind, and understanding. I highly recommend!

Written by W.I. on Jan 07, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Danielle, we really clicked. She quickly brought me from a place I had been stuck in for years now and I'm already feeling great after a few sessions.