Danielle Van Dusen

LCMHC

About Me

Hello, my name is Danielle (she, her, hers).

I believe that even severe mental health challenges can be viewed as imbalances and that our overall wellness is informed by our ability to engage in healthy behaviors and relationships. Many challenges, both internal and external, can interfere with wellness. I believe that healthy relationships are fundamental to our fulfillment as human beings and that often this starts and ends with our relationship to ourselves.

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LCMHC) based in New Hampshire and also maintain licensure for alcohol and drug counseling (LADCI) in Massachusetts. I have been providing counseling services for the past 10 years and am lucky to have worked in many diverse settings with children, adults, and families including outpatient, in home, and residential levels of care. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Anselm College and Master of Science Degree from Southern New Hampshire University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a concentration in co-occurring addiction.

I have worked with individuals and families facing many challenges, including relationship issues, trauma, ADHD, addiction, depression, and anxiety. I am certified in Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am passionate about addressing systemic barriers to care through social justice work and maintain an ongoing education focused on trauma-informed practices and cultural awareness.

The approaches I use vary greatly depending on the person I am working with and their preferences, but most often these might include dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, existential therapy, and client-centered therapy.

Whatever you may be struggling with, and whatever your comfort level is in talking about it, my goal is to help you identify current challenges and a path forward that works for you. There are no fees for initial consultation and if I am not able to address what you are struggling with, I may be able to point you in the direction of someone who can.

I hope I can be of help and look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #2235 (Expires: 2024-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Danielle Van Dusen. 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.

Written by C.H. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Danielle has been the best therapist I have had so far. She listens really well and relates to things I talk to her about in a way that makes it feel as if I’m talking to a friend, not just a therapist.

Written by M.I. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I have never done therapy before so going into it I was really nervous. Danielle evaporated all of those nerves. She is AMAZING! She answers so quickly, provides amazing resources and additional things to look at and I feel totally comfortable spilling everything to her. She is great and I really enjoy talking with her.

Written by J.A. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Pretty cool gal

Written by D.E. on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 1 month on issues concerning addictions

She is amazing. Forward thinking while rooted in what works. Compassionate and confident, nurturing and challenging. 5 stars

Written by S.T. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 7 months on issues concerning eating disorders

Danielle is such a wise soul. She is empathetic and understands me to my core!! She has so many resources to share that have been really helpful and has opened my eyes to a lot of different things that I hadn’t considered. I greatly appreciate her time and would highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by A.L. on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

This is the first time in any type of formal counseling, and i couldn't have asked for anyone better than Danielle. She has given me tools for the next steps in rebuilding my confidence that I thought I had lost but its just bubbling beneath the surface. Again this was a perfect match!!

Written by A.. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 3 months

Was always skeptical of therapy but Danielle made me realize it doesnt have to be awkward, uncomfortable or onsided all the time. Genuine, patient, sweet and very helpful, helped me realize maybe not everyine in this world is horrible

Written by M.I. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Danielle has been an absolute godsend for me. I’m dealing with a lot currently and she’s one of the few people I can share my feelings with. I trust her feedback and advice so much.

Written by T.R. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

We have only spoken a few times, there is a "bond" we share that if you don't/aren't experiencing it I feel glad for you. For those of us that have it only we can truly understand. I think we do.

Written by J.U. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I feel Danielle is knowledgable and a good listener. Easy to talk to. I'm just so full of grief it's hard for me to express myself.

Written by J.O. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Awesome person to talk to

Written by R.O. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Danielle is very easy to talk with! I Highly recommend her.

Written by L.E. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I love this!

Work with me!