Greetings! I am Dr. Donna Daniel from New Mexico (moved from Arizona during covid shutdown), and I would like to support you in your desire to change, improve or fix your situation. In some ways I am rather 'old school' having been a counseling professional for more than 30 years; I have seen a lot and experienced quite a range of events, places, work settings and clients over those years. On the other hand, I bring a very fresh and non-stodgy approach to the therapeutic relationship - rather than tell you I practice any particular style or theory of counseling, I will tell you that I bring my whole Self to each session, so am sensing with eyes, ears, energy enters/chakras and intuition how you are doing to determine how best to assist you in each contact we have.
This eclectic approach is based on many theorists' work, and includes Gestalt Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Mindfulness, trauma-informed care, thanatology & grief work. Especially the past year, when so many have been triggered for past abuses and betrayals by forced isolation, fears and loss of identity and self-esteem by the global health-related events, we are all grieving our 'old normal' to some extent and may need support for our healing.
I am a spiritual more than a religious person, and have practiced Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, a bit of Wicca, studied the Gnostic mystery schools, was briefly with the LDS church, and grew up Baptist. I know from personal experience that faith can be the cornerstone of our recovery and thriving, or it can be the hammer that knocks us down over & over again. No subject is taboo or forbidden with me, although I require that a client be seeking to rid themselves of damaging patterns and relationships; if you do not really want to or feel ready to heal, let's not start a relationship.
I've lived in half a dozen states, traveled extensively for work at military bases abroad in Italy, Germany, England and Japan, and been on three pilgrimages to India. I am married - 21 years - to a wonderful man, and am childless by choice. I lived off-grid for 14 years in AZ and was actively living a sustainable lifestyle, but grew tired of waiting for the apocalypse and wanted to live in a small town and develop relationships with my neighbors. I am thus not a big fan of technology as the centerpiece of daily life, and prefer natural settings to manufactured ones, although I recognize the attractions of urban living. My desire is to facilitate the well-being and spiritual ascension of all persons, one tiny step at a time if necessary. I believe in brief therapy, but am open to cycles of work on various topics and issues.
If this sounds like a relationship you want to try, I will appreciate hearing from you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LPCC CCMH0213001
AZ LPC AZ 1841
Dr. Daniel is amazing and I think is very great therapist. She always gives me another way to look at things. She has help me lot. I would refer her to another in a heartbeat. Thx doc tou are truly a gift.
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I’ve only done two sessions so far but already have experienced such a positive impact in the way I frame things in my mind and already feel like I have better tools and resources to use to deal with life situations. Not sure why I waited so long but glad I decided to do this and very glad it was/is with Dr. Daniel!
Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Daniel has reignited a flame of self empowerment in my soul that I thought was gone forever. Let her help you get your life right honey. She is without a doubt, an angel of white light beaming upon a dark planet. Thank you is not enough!
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Dr. Daniel is a great listener and is easy to talk with. Her insight is much appreciated.
Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Dr. Daniel had studied so many different religions and I think that's what drew me to her. She doesn't shove any specific practice down your throat. I told her I wasn't into praying very much and she thought of other ways that wouldn't make me feel so conditioned. Her insite clearly comes from many places and I extremely appreciate that. Thank you Dr. Daniel for what you have done for me so far.
Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, and anger management
I feel very lucky to have met Dr. Daniel. I bring up all the messy issues of myself, fearing that I will be judged, but I only get support and help from Dr. Daniel. Every session has been a joy and great help for me.
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management