Danielle Akinsade


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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression

I also have experience 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


LMHC #39002161A (Expires: 2020-04-01)


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.

Written by S.T. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Danielle is extremely friendly and understanding. I really appreciate how quick her follow up is, and that she will randomly message me just to check in.