I believe that everybody wants to feel good, be connected, and achieve positive presence and clarity of purpose. I have worked with families and individuals for over a decade to help remove disturbance from traumatic experiences and unresolved grief that can cloud how we see ourselves and relate to others. I believe in helping individuals integrate experiences in a way that promotes the release of negative emotional/behavioral patterns, fosters new insights and restores a sense of trust in self and world. I believe deeply in each person's capacity to reclaim joy in their lives. I find healing work to be each person's invitation, opportunity and sacred birthright. I am honored to serve in this effort and to help facilitate the deep transformation that is possible for those who choose to empower themselves by receiving therapeutic support.
My specialized training and experience began with very young children and families, working from the foundation of attachment theory to create relationship-based interventions. I complimented this therapeutic orientation with Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) training and certification to further my work processing traumatic and disturbing life events which can disrupt critical relationships. All therapeutic interventions that I employ; cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused, psychodynamic, are grounded in my belief that people develop and adapt to life based on the quality of their relationships. Therefore, I am skilled at helping relieve parenting stress and confusion, helping family member's shift systemic conflict, and helping people understand and communicate needs effectively within relationship. More recently, my therapeutic work has expanded to include offering therapeutic support to individuals preparing for and integrating ethnogenic experiences and plant medicine ceremonies.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
UT LCMHC 6507762-6004
OR LPC C3268
Danielle is an amazing therapist. Highly recommend her.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I’d never tried therapy before, and was pretty nervous to even have a conversation, but Danielle was so warm and easy to talk to from the beginning. She’s an amazing listener, but also gives great tools to work through daily challenges, as well as the things that will maybe take a bit more time to break down. I highly recommend Danielle!
Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
I feel like I have a friendly ear to listen to me and help me through issues and work on myself
Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
Danielle is a wonderful reflective listener who genuinely cares. Her insights are pretty spot on.
Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders
Danielle is amazing. Shes everything ive ever looked for in a counselor, and i am so excited to keep working with her!
Written on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, adhd, and coping with life changes
Doctor Huggins is hands down the best counselor I’ve spoken with. She is not only encouraging but also engaging. She breaks things down in an easy to understand way that makes everything I’m feeling and thinking feel justified and normal. I can’t suggest her enough, especially to those who are struggling with trauma.
Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd