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People come to therapy for many reasons, including feelings of anxiety and depression. I try to do what I can to create open communication so that we can start to create goals and work on removing obstacles. I want this process to be worthwhile and something where therapy isn't seen as a bad experience. I try to give people tools so that I am essentially working myself out of a job! I work with warmth and non judgement to create a safe environment so that you can talk about all of your concerns and ask any questions.
My counseling style has been described as warm, blunt, and with a sense of humor. I usually ask many simple questions, because I want to help people reach their own conclusions. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I also feel that it is important that people know all of their options before they make decisions. My approach tends to be a cognitive behavioral modality. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, since I see counseling as helping people help themselves.
I have a broad range of experience, from an inpatient hospital setting to counseling in the community. Because of this variety, I have experience with many issues or concerns, including trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am an EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist, working towards EMDR certification. EMDR is a therapy that has evidence behind it as an effective therapy for trauma. I am personally biased towards EMDR because trauma is so common. EMDR is not traditionally done in an online setting. I am willing to help people process trauma with EMDR, but it would have to be done in live sessions. In general, I do tend to see things through the lens of how trauma can impact us. I am also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); I tend to gravitate towards CBT methods in my work with people because of the research that shows how effective it can be.
I try to respond to messages as often as I can, which means that I am typically responding 2 to 3 times a day. But the more people talk to me, the more I respond on here since I check it so often. It may be one of those simple questions, but I try to respond whenever I see something new (which means some people hear from me a lot every day). Even though I do respond often, I don't have the ability to always immediately respond. This means that if you need consistent immediate assistance, a crisis call center or face to face counseling is more appropriate for you.
I have a decent availability during weekdays for live sessions. I do what I can to accommodate people, but I am willing to refer if my availability for live sessions does not work for people. I want to help people see counseling as a positive experience, even if that is with a different counselor than myself.
I am looking forward to going along this journey with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #LCSW-38078 (Expires: 2020-08-31)
LICSW #4314C (Expires: 2021-05-31)
LISW #096945 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
Very professional, empathetic, and reliable. It’s easy to feel comfortable with Danielle and she creates a very trusting atmosphere. Super sweet and great experience.
I love my counselor! I’ve been so busy lately that talking to a counselor hasn’t been an option until now! She gives great advice, asks all the right questions to help me figure out how I feel about situations. Amazing, simply amazing!
Danielle is very professional and supportive. If you just need to be heard or advice she is more than capable of it.
Danielle is very caring and very good listener. She gets the point and cool with suggesting roadmap / therapy!!
I liked being in touch with her! Thank you!
It was a very positive experience.
I've never participated in any type of counseling before. Danielle makes me feel comfortable, like I can share anything, does not pass judgment but gives sound advice. I truly appreciate her encouragement and help in figuring out my life.
Thanks for being so helpful.
Very professional and understanding.