We enter this work with the hope to help others or change the world in some small way.
Some of us feel like it is simply our natural calling to be healers. Whatever your reason for coming into this work- you’re here. You’ve chosen a career that challenges you to constantly grow, face your demons, and witness life in all its glory and malice. It is not an easy job, but an important one. I can help you navigate the early waters of your career or help refresh you if you’ve been in the business for a while.
For unlicensed psychotherapists, those seeking their addictions credentials, play therapists in training, or seasoned counselors looking for support.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addictions Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I graduated from Regis University in Denver with my Master of Arts in Counseling as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counseling. There is no end to learning, though, and I have taken part in numerous training on Clinical Supervision which has led me to supervise and train interns and unlicensed psychotherapists. My experience over the last 12 years has been varied and meaningful, including the work I have done in the department of youth corrections, inpatient psychiatric care, residential, substance use rehab, in-home therapy, outpatient family, play therapy, and individual counseling- both in community mental health centers and private practice. This experience allows me to supervise you, regardless of the setting you are currently working in, and understand the unique atmosphere/limitations/possibilities you are presented with.
My approach as a clinical supervisor has grown from those who have supervised me.
My greatest teacher was who Gil, in Finding Nemo, was created after- eye patch and poetic language included. He, among others, taught me the importance of being present, genuine, and encouraging the growth of those I work with. Though clinical skills are clearly part of the territory, I believe you gained much of what you need in your coursework. I see my role as supportive, encouraging, and sometimes challenging you to help you realize your natural gift with counseling. I’m here to help you along the path as you apply those skills you already know to new and challenging scenarios while helping you to adjust them, continue to seek out more knowledge, and be a resource for more ideas. I try to be compassionate, humorous and model healthy and consistent boundaries with you as you move through your career.
Everything I do has a mindfulness component, as it is vital that we as counselors are present, aware of ourselves, aware of the experience of our clients, and aware of the exchange between us. I find it important to always be on the lookout for counter-transference and how it affects our work. I also emphasize counselor self-care and burn out prevention. If you have any questions or would like to meet and see if we are a good fit, please contact me.
I look forward to walking this path together.
$50 per group supervision
(Looking for group members now! Contact me for more information)
$120 per individual supervision
“I was fortunate to have Danielle for a clinical supervisor for 10 months while in my first position as a mental health counselor. As a new clinician, I had a lot of insecurity and periodic overwhelm, and Danielle was consistently able to meet my needs and exceed my expectations. Danielle is simultaneously able to be nurturing and supportive yet also challenging, which creates the optimal conditions to learn and grow as a budding clinician. Danielle is well versed in a number of therapeutic modalities, and is able to tailor her approach to her supervisee to meet his or her unique needs. She is also willing and open to engage in the hard conversations about the challenges (and joys) of working in mental health. She is truly a remarkable supervisor and a gifted clinician. I am a better counselor having had the opportunity to work with her, and fully endorse her skills and expertise!” -R