I am a licensed clinical social worker with six years of experience providing individual therapy and family therapy services. I have worked with individuals ages 8 to adulthood with a variety of presenting challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, work stress, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, traumatic and adverse experiences, as well as LGBTQ and gender identity struggles. I approach the therapeutic relationship with compassionate curiosity and a respect to the person’s unique experience.
My experience is varied and across settings. I have provided services in community clinics, over the phone to home-bound individuals, as well as home visits and in a school-based mental health clinic environment. The foundation of my therapeutic understanding comes from the premise that people are not sick individuals but rather they have understandable reactions to painful and adverse experiences. I strive to provide warmth, comfort and respect in the therapeutic relationship.
My therapy style is eclectic and derived from relational-humanistic, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and motivational interviewing therapy approaches. My promise is to work with you and listen to your needs and help you determine which approach will work best for you and tailor treatment to suit those needs. Whether that is wanting to develop insight or needing symptom relief and improved daily function, my hope is we can work together to achieve that for you.
It takes a lot of strength to work toward a more fulfilling life, especially when we are not feeling our best. I am here to support you in this goal.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
LCSW #084851-1 (Expires: 2019-09-30)
Danielle has been an absolute rock for me these past couple of months. She has supported me through a serious period of depression and elevated anxiety during which I felt like I had nothing else to turn to in order to keep me anchored. I continue to have severe ups and downs and moments of distress. Not only does she help me work through the deeper issues during our sessions, but is responsive in times of need between scheduled sessions and has many times now taken time out of her day to get on a spontaneous call with me and help me through when I’m panicking. She is genuinely caring while also being highly educated, curious, and passionate about getting to the root of the issues. She uses a variety of techniques and is great at sensing what you need during a particular session, never taking a one-size-fits-all approach. I highly recommend her to anyone going through a tough period.
Danielle McDonaugh is excellent. She helped me through a total emotional crisis - and I can now see the other side, with clarity and confidence. She continually checked in with me between sessions to see if I was OK and if my thoughts were OK and consistent with what I felt I needed to do for myself. I would highly recommend her.