Dani Spolarich

(LPCC, LADC)
Therapist Dani Spolarich Photo

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Read more...
Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #2357 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by W.E. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Dani for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

She’s great

Written by M.I. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Dani for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Dani has been phenomenal. She listens to me and when I've asked her to give me a truthful reality check, she has delivered.

Written by C.A. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Dani for 1 year and 5 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

She doesn’t let you bullpoop yourself. She will help you to realize a lot of things you should’ve seen sooner... I love the way that she makes it ok to make myself a priority over anything else. Because if I’m not ok, how can I expect others to be ok? How can I take care of other people if I’m not ok myself?... She’s very good!

Written by B.R. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Dani for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dani’s there for me. I feel like she is genuinely concerned about my mental well-being.

Written by A.L. on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Dani for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She is fantastic. really knows how to connect with me. I am confident in her abilities and she doesn't try to doctor it up. It feels like you are just talking to a really good friend.

Written by T.A. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Dani for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dani has been a really great match for me because she’s straightforward, empathetic, and will share things that are tailored to help me personally and also how she approaches challenges in her own everyday life. It makes the conversation feel more genuine and human to human.

Written by K.A. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Dani for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far Dani is amazing. She is understanding and kind.
She is helpful resourceful and thoughtful. Thanks for helping me through my ptsd issues. You are a life changer. Wouldn’t be here without you.

Written by E.M. on Jul 25, 2020 after therapy with Dani for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Dani has been a great resource so far. I only just started working with her but she’s been quick with quality responses that give me things to work on.

Written by J.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Dani for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

She is very easy to work with and has a lot of good ideas!

Written by C.A. on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Dani for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s great. Honest and always responds with something helpful and in a super timely manner!

Written by A.N. on Jun 01, 2020 after therapy with Dani for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dani has been amazing to work with. I wanted some help with LGBT related concerns and she made me feel safe and accepted right away. I value her compassion and non-judgmental approach. It was easy to get to the core of my concerns right away.

Written by R.I. on Apr 12, 2020 after therapy with Dani for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dani has been wonderful! I didn't do well in a traditional therapy setting before this and was honestly hesitant at first, but the service has been great and I can't speak enough praise for Dani!

Written by S.T. on Mar 26, 2020 after therapy with Dani for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Danielle has been great!! She points out things that I don’t even see. I do not feel judged at all by her and she puts things into perspective. If I don’t contact her after a period of time, she always sends out a “hey, you doing ok?” message. I also love the fact that I can just message her whenever I want. It’s been a great move on my end using Better Help.

Written by T.R. on Feb 12, 2020 after therapy with Dani for 3 weeks

Danielle is great!

Written by L.A. on Feb 12, 2020 after therapy with Dani for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Danielle is very knowledgeable in drug and alcohol counseling. I’ve been going through a pretty stressful transition with my son and Danielle has talked me through it. She has helped me handle it and understand what my role is as a mother.

Written by S.T. on Jan 28, 2020 after therapy with Dani for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I've recently begun working with Danielle. Though we're still getting to know each other, in the few sessions we've had I've found her to be incredibly thoughtful, empathetic and solutions focused while also being mindful of what I've shared about how I prefer to address issues and what works for me and what doesn't. I have very strong hopes that the tools she's showing me and working through with me will help me tremendously!