I do this work for the betterment of my client and the Greater Good. What is the Greater Good? Well, we can discuss this at our first session! It is a concept I believe all humans should strive to practice. It makes you a better person and the world a better place. And who wouldn't want to feel better about themselves and the world around them?! I believe everyone has a purpose, and at times, life will derail us from reaching our full potential. I can help you answer those tough questions no one else wants to answer. I can add insight into those relationships that are dysfunctional. I can teach you coping skills to reduce, and at times, eliminate some of your symptoms. My goal is to work myself out of a job by teaching you how to cope with life in a productive manner so that you do not need my services anymore!
I enjoy watching my clients reach those "AH HA!" moments. Those moments of clarity that somehow answer a question they thought was unanswerable! I love being able to watch a person grow- in a positive direction- and see that they actually did the work for themselves. It is empowering for the client and inspries me to continue doing what I do!
Danelle is great. She listens to my problems and helps me work through them. I feel better since starting therapy with her. I highly recommend.
Danelle was able to give me coping skills for a difficult period in my life, and understood the anxiety I was having. She was very compassionate and helped me to resolve a difficult personal relationship in my family. I feel better equipped with the tools she gave me, to deal with the person who was causing the stressful situation, and am able to move forward knowing how to manage my reactions and create a healthy boundary for a happy resolution. Danelle has very calming demeanor and was able to communicate easily with me. She is very easy to talk to and we had a good repore with each other.
Danelle was very nice and made me feel comfortable. She was professional and would give me options to help in my situation. She spent time with me and never made me feel rushed or insignificant.
I like to schedule a 10 minute complimentary phone consultation to get an understanding of the types of concerns you may have and if I am the right fit. I also can email a brief questionnaire to those not intersted in the phone consultation.
Prior to our first session, I ask that you complete the intake paperwork located on my website. This gives me a good understanding of your background so we can dive right into addressing your concerns. After reviewing these documents and mywebsite, you will have a better understanding of what I do and how I can help you get to feeling better!
I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. 6 of those years involve providing therapy in a variety of areas. Another 2 yrs I served as an Administrator over 3 mental health clinics in the public sector. I was also a psychology professor at a State University for over 2 years. I possess 2 mental health licenses which allow me to provide not only psychotherapy services, but psychological testing as well!
I accept ComPsych and cash-pay clients at this time. My typical fee for individual therapy is $125/50 min session. I charge $150/ min session for couples, and $150/hr for psychological testing services.
For individuals who need financial assistance, I offer services through Open Path Collective. Please visit www.openpathcollective.org for more information regarding their fees.
This was my dream job! From the moment I stepped foot in my first psychology class, I knew I wanted to be a therapist. I sought out many different types of positions to round out my skills. Some of those include providing therapy and mental health services in a prison and a county jail. After becoming an administrator for a non-profit organization and gaining some business experience, I knew it was time for me to persue my dream- which brings me to you!
I have worked with a variety of clients including, but not limited to: sex offenders, inmates, students, husbands, wives, males, females, LGBT, employed, unemployed, the severaly mentally ill, those seeking to better understand their life purpose and everyone in between. I do, however, only accept adult clients.
I recently moved into a new home after losing my home to Hurricane Harvey. This was a traumatic experience with a very happy (and comfortable ending)!
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