As a natural helper, I have committed myself and my knowledge towards helping others manage mental health symptoms & improve overall functioning in a safe & healthy way. My ideal client is one who is committed to achieving goals and is willing to work towards prioritizing him or herself toward positive change. Everyone is different, & as a therapist I do not believe there is a quick fix prescription for symptoms & diagnosis. I use a strength based approach to empower and encourage each client towards the achievement of their goals.
As a LCPC (licensed clinical professional counselor) with over 10 years of experience in the field of counseling, I have found that it is most important to facilitate the best environment for change. If you are reading this, I commend you for taking a major step toward changing your life for the better. I strive to partner with my client to discover inconsistencies and plan for solutions through evidence and faith based interventions. With my formula to decrease your unwanted symptoms and increase your coping skills, I will help you to become the best version of yourself.
My faith in God is what has been a cornerstone in my life and I have overcome many obstacles that seemed impossible and unbearable. I believe God has equipped me with several gifts and allowed to me combine the expertise of mental health counseling with biblical truths, and prayer to help improve of the lives of His children. I use proven mental health modalities along with Christian counseling (when requested) to provide a treatment plan with realistic and timely goals.
*Graduated 2012 - Masters of Arts in Community Counseling - Argosy University Chicago
*Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling - State of IL - #180013083
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Adoption and Foster Care, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL LCPC 180013083
Danielle has an inviting, polite, and positively funny tone. She knows how to say and approach her words and questions in a loving way that makes you think. I truly feel I am talking on the phone with a friend who has picked me up when I was down, encouraged me, and given me nice tough love when needed. I personally invite her perspective and wisdom on Christian counseling as well. Danielle is a blessing to me and I hope she is to you.
Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Danielle for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
Danielle is simply the best. I feel so grateful to have found her. She creates such a warm, inviting environment for therapy -- so much so, if she weren't my therapist I would want to be her friend! She makes me feel so comfortable sharing difficult things and gives not only insightful advice, but tools that I can actually use to improve my character, heal my wounds & grow as an individual. Thank you Danielle!
Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Danielle for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have been working with Danielle for over 3 months and I look forward to our sessions. I have invested in myself to occupy time and space to uncover things that I need to work on. Ot had helped significantly.
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Danielle for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coaching
I came to BetterHelp because I was really struggling. It was important to me to have a therapist who a similar heritage and faith to me.
I've been working with Danielle since June 2022. That's almost six months
I came to sort out one thing but there's been many areas in my life I've seen improvement. Danielle has been compassionate and honest with me throughout. Both of which I really needed. I'll recommend her to anyone considering therapy!
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief
Danielle is great & I appreciate getting matched with her.
Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
My therapist is amazing!
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Danielle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties