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Dr. Darlene Daneker

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Grief Coping with life changes
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About me

I believe that people are responsible for and capable of making their own decisions within the context of their environment. We are all controlled by our environment to a certain extent but we have more control that we realize. We always have freedom to choose. I believe that all behaviors are purposeful and that these behaviors are designed to meet our needs. At times, there are better ways to get our needs met which requires changing our behaviors. We are capable of learning new behaviors, of changing behaviors, and of eliminating behaviors that cause unhealthy ways of meeting needs.
I believe people's problems may arise from unfinished business from the past and, although some exploration of causation may help to clarify the connection between the past and present, most problems can be worked through by focusing on the here and now, on what choices the person has now.
I also believe that many problems experienced by people today are societal or systemic rather than interpersonal or intra-personal. Deprivation, limited access to resources, and chronic oppression due to gender, race, ethnicity, class or sexual orientation can create psychological problems.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Grief Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Darlene Daneker. 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.

I felt like Dr. Daneker gave great perspective on my concerns and offered great advice on how to cope with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Great and helpful

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Darlene listens with her whole self. She makes recommendations of useful things to do between sessions if they seem necessary, she also simply allows me to process things in the session if that's what I need. Her assessments of the bigger picture is spot on, and she's able to provide amazing perspectives that I may have not seen. I strongly recommend her as a counselor and part of any support system!

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Darlene for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd