Danielle Schlagel, LPC, LAC, ACS

Danielle Schlagel, Psychotherapy, Counseling, Longmont

“Between every thought and action, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our potential for growth and freedom.” – Viktor Frankl

Welcome, it’s an honor to have you here. I am the owner and primary therapist here at Seity, LLC. This practice has been a labor of love and I’m deeply grateful to be able to share it.

This is my life’s work, my passion. I didn’t know how it would look when I was younger, but I have always moved through life and my work with a full heart. I once thought my job was to eliminate suffering. As I’ve done this work over the last fifteen years, I’ve discovered that the joy of life is in everything, including suffering. Now I see my job as more of a teacher and guide. So many of us never really learned how to human well. We believe what we think, we resist our emotional experiences, and we try to grip and control what cannot be. It’s instinct to tense around difficulty, but that only creates pain. I can help you learn how to fully experience your life and relationships and feel into the joy. In order for me to help others, I’ve had to help myself. Because of this, I am a firm believer in practicing all that I preach (or I won’t suggest it to you). As such, I encourage mindfulness psychology, accountability, and a kind and gentle view of yourself.

I fell in love with psychology at an early age.

Psychology found me when I was young. I’ve walked a bit of a journey in this profession. I started working with teens and adults and soon realized that so many hurts came much younger in life. After working with children and teens for some years, I realized so much of how these kids did depended upon the skills the parents had to recognize and manage their own experiences. From there, I learned that much of the ability to do so came from whether they had healthy relationships with themselves and their partners. These days I focus primarily on working with couples through dating, marriage, parenting, their own childhood wounds, and creating a fulfilling sexual and intimate life.

My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help you see that you are an amazing, capable, and loving human being.

The approach I take to accomplishing this has a few layers. To begin with, I use a contemplative, mindfulness-based focus to help clients gain an awareness of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how they contribute to the stuck places we find ourselves in. I place a great deal of importance on accountability, willingness, and compassion. There’s value in exploring where you learned the patterns that continue to impact your relationships and life, including the neuroscience behind them, and I target my therapeutic interventions to help you rewire your brain. I believe it is part of my job to challenge you, poke holes in your unhelpful theories about who you are supposed to be, and hold up an honest but loving mirror.

All of this is to help you see what I see: you, as you are, are enough.

As for my credentials, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Addictions Counselor.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (minor in Criminal Justice) before venturing off for my Master of Arts in Counseling. My love for the field could not be contained, so I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counseling as well. These days I am working toward a certification in Sex Therapy.

I have been in the mental health field for the last 15 years, working in a variety of settings both in the US and internationally. It has been my pleasure to work with such a diverse population- from youth in jail, women in residential, young adults in The Kingdom of Bhutan, toddlers in outpatient, in-home with families, and more. As a private practice, I’ve focused more of my time on relationships, both in individual and couples counseling. In my off time, you would find me in the mountains, with my family in our backyard reading a great book, or doing my own work on a yoga mat or meditation cushion.

I’m here to help.

Through all my experiences, the greatest lesson I’ve learned is that regardless of where we come from or who we are, we are all looking for the same thing: Happiness. I have a deep passion for the work I do and believe whole-heartedly in the power of humans to learn, grow, and blossom into their best selves. When we feel supported, seen, and understood by another person, our ability to understand and appreciate ourselves grows.

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