I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (independently licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Connecticut) and have been practicing for over six years. I specialize in female reproductive health including pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum, and fertility as well as parenting, individuals (young people and adults) in crisis, individuals experiencing acute stressors, trauma/complex trauma, and attachment & dissociation. I have received training from PSI in Perinatal Mental Health and am pursuing certification (PMH-C) in this specialization as well, which is considered the gold standard for the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) through an accredited EMDRIA training facility.
I have a passion for supporting other mental health professionals in achieving their licensure goals. Too often people who desire quality supervision do not have access to it because of the lack of available, qualified folks and the busy nature of community mental health settings leading to a lack of time and opportunity to provide it. I also value both professional and peer consultation and hold it in high regard.
Previously, I've worked in a residential group home for latency aged youth ages six through 13 with complex traumas and very difficult life experiences working with them to meet goals that would later help them be successful in a setting less intensive. I have also served as a school adjustment counselor in a school for young people with social emotional needs, an emergency services clinician providing acute support in crisis situations for people of all ages, and an outpatient therapist in both the community mental health and private practice settings. I've also served in a variety of training capacities teaching lifeguarding and ASHI courses.
You may be wondering, with all of my work experience, where the shift into specialization in female reproductive health came from. It was through my own journey when I became pregnant with my first child that I realized how few people truly were educated in perinatal mental health and were able to provide sound services and support to people at such a vulnerable time. Admittedly, I was struggling and needed a knowledgeable therapist myself and I was fortunate enough to find one that was sensitive and educated to the issues I was experiencing; I felt heard and understood, which is something I believe every person deserves to feel. We had our daughter right at the peak of the early COVID-19 pandemic (March, 2020) and it became disturbingly evident to me that there were not only few trained mental health professionals in perinatal mental health but also in all other areas that service this population of people including but not limited to OBGYNs, midwives, pediatricians, doulas, lactation professionals; you name it, the list goes on. My goal is to educate and share factual information to ensure all professionals serving the perinatal population are equipped with the most up to date knowledge to help all perinatal people feel heard and understood - to normalize their experience and empathize with such a unique period in their lives.
In addition to my work experience, I reside in the Pioneer Valley area in Massachusetts with my husband, our young daughter, our dog, and our cat. We enjoy spending time together outdoors soaking in all of the Vitamin D we can and finding the best ice cream spots around! Personally, I enjoy cooking as well as baking as hobbies!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CT LCSW 58.11423
MA LICSW 122518
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Shes very understanding. After every session I usually feel better after speaking to her. Very professional.
Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Danielle is very personable and easy to open up to. I appreciate her expertise and advice. Felt relieved after my very first session
Written on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes