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Danielle (Dani) Spolarich, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

Hello! Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn more about me! My name is Dani and I’ve been working in the substance use and behavioral health fields for thirteen years. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Capella University. I am an independently licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Minnesota as well as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have worked primarily in the non-profit sector but, have worked directly with corrections, court, and probation clients during that time as well. Although I have worked with adolescents, my primary focus has been adult clientele. I have additional training in grief counseling and working with individuals that have experienced trauma.

The majority of my experience has been with those that have concerns with both substance abuse and mental health. This allows me to help with not only mental health concerns but, substance abuse issues and how the two intertwine. I have worked in a small community and due to this, have learned the importance of protecting confidentiality and the benefits of engaging in online counseling to ensure you have an objective opinion.

Throughout my career I have subscribed to the idea of cognitive behavioral therapy as I like the very involved, practical approach to looking at out problems and concerns and changing the patterns of thinking that keep us from moving past these things to where we want to be. Once we learn our goals, cognitive behavioral therapy approaches help us to reach them in practical terms.

I do believe that you should be able to direct what you want out of therapy and what you want to accomplish so, we will work together in order to make the changes you are looking to implement and set reachable goals to get there.

I am looking forward to working with you!

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Isolation / loneliness, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MN LPCC 2357


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Danielle (Dani) Spolarich. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Easy going and very comfortable to work with. She is very supportive and non judgmental. I know that is how it should be but she excellent in making natural.

Written on Mar 11, 2024 after therapy with Danielle (Dani) for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd

Dani is amazing!

Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Danielle (Dani) for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Dani is great. She allows the conversation to progress organically while also keeping us on track to work towards my goals.

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Danielle (Dani) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

An excellent therapist! Dani takes the time to listen, and to learn about more abstract topics that are relevant to my situations

Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Danielle (Dani) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes


Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Danielle (Dani) for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Dani is very real with you. It feels very personal and like you’re talking to someone you’ve known forever with the added bonus of her being a trained professional. She doesn’t sugarcoat things and is good at working out your problems with you and really helping you to figure it out instead of just telling you what to do.

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Danielle (Dani) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd