Danielle Spolarich


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!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #1862 (Expires: 2020-05-31)

LPCC #2357 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Written by S.T. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Danielle 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 counseling with Danielle for 3 weeks

Danielle is great!

Written by L.A. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Danielle 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 counseling with Danielle 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!