Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I believe that each person has a story to tell and I am someone who genuinely wants to know yours. My name is Danielle Cummings and I have had experience counseling many individuals, couples, families, and groups. My passion is to deeply connect with each person I come in to contact with and be present with them in that moment. I love my partner of over 18 years of marriage and my two beautiful children ages 11 and 13. I have three dogs that provide me with therapeutic connection and love through their unconditional acceptance. I enjoy being in nature in all its forms and have travelled and lived in many places (Shanghai, China was my favorite). I seek to understand people from all different socio-economic, cultural, racial/ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. I strive to make an impact on this world for and with the marginalized population.
Will you imagine with me for a moment? You are a driver in a vehicle and I am in the passenger seat. Where are we going? Only you know where that vehicle will take us if you are willing to trust me as a partner in our approach to work together towards your goals. I utilize my gifts of intuition, empathy, compassion, wisdom, and passion to authentically connect with you, help you feel safe and lead you to a healthier, more fulfilling life. You are the expert on your own life. Are you willing to take a chance and let me get to know you and help you navigate the great struggle of humanity that we call life?
Through my experience of working in the community mental health setting I have had the opportunity to work with a multitude of people from all ages (4-85) with a variety of mental health struggles. In my experience I have utilized techniques from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution-Focused, mindfulness techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systemic therapy, as well as many others. I graduated from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN with a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy/ Professional Counseling. I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana.
Over the last few years of turmoil and disruption, many people have begun to question what is the purpose of my life? Am I satisfied in my relationships, in my job, etc? There is no greater time than now to start your personal journey towards healing. I will never push you to go where you do not want to go, but I am willing to go wherever it is that you need to go. Whether that is digging up the deep roots from your childhood of abuse, neglect, pain, sorrow, or other such difficulties that created your core beliefs about yourself and how you interact with others. Or if you want to focus on the here and now, present circumstances that you need relief and support from. Then I am the therapist for you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LMFT 35002192A
Very knowledgeable and has been able for me to see things better then any other therapist I have had, and I've had a few.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Prompt response time, friendly, personable, and understanding are some ways I would describe Danielle. She genuinely cares about her patients.
Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I absolutely love her demeanor and appropriate our conversations! She is very open and versatile in her experience and I couldn’t be happier to have her as my therapist!
Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I am pretty new to this process, but so far, I really appreciate Danielle's willingness to message with me between scheduled appointments. She is pretty good at helping me hone in on the root of my problems, as I'm not sure I really knew when I first started chatting with her. I feel like I've been all over the place, unpacking all the thoughts bouncing around in my head, but she has been patient with me through all of it. I feel like I'm gaining a better understanding of myself by talking with her and completing her worksheets.
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Danielle is incredible. I cannot say enough good things. Better Help did an amazing job of hand picking the BEST therapist I could have ever asked for. She is patient, insightful, compassionate, non judge mental and open minded. I thought I was too out there to try therapy again, but I really needed some help and she gave me exactly what I needed to get through a rough period of my life. I am so grateful!
Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Danielle is amazing! She actively listens to me and makes me feel like a person and is very personable. I highly recommend her.
Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue