Why is it that our problems don’t seem to pop up until we’re faced with sharing our life with someone else? Have you been feeling disconnected, having the same fight over and over, or are worried your relationship is beyond saving? It is always possible to nourish your relationship, build a middle ground, and fall more in love with your partner. I approach couples counseling with a clear goal in mind: using the strengths of your relationship to increase healthy communication, encourage teamwork, and help couples turn toward one another. My approach is influenced by Relational Life Therapy, the research done at the Gottman Institute, as well as mindfulness practices in creating a closer connection. I also consider myself a Marriage Friendly Therapist and enjoy working with couples in premarital counseling. I am here to support you whether you are in a traditional marriage, an alternative relationship, and anything in between.
If you’re looking to create a space for you and your partner that uses humor and is open and uplifting- let’s meet.
An individual session is a time you and I can spend together to explore and work through any struggles you may be facing. I find that we are all doing the best we can with what we have, and yet somehow that doesn’t always feel like enough for us. We often cope with current life circumstances with the skills we learned in the past. Unfortunately, what worked when we were younger may no longer prove useful for us today. I’m here to support you in exploring who you’ve been, who you are, and who you want to be. I want to help you see a you that can deal with what’s going on, make healthy choices, and become a more natural self: balanced, happy, and successful, peaceful.
My education and experience allow me to work with many populations and issues. I have a special interest in my private practice in working with women who need support in their relationships and learning to love themselves. If you’re ready, I’m here.
My specialties with issues include: Trauma, Depression, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBTQIA, Emotion Regulation Issues, Impulse Control Issues, Relationship Issues, and more. I also consider myself a sex-positive and body-positive therapist. You won’t find shame here.
Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding and difficult jobs we take on. We enter into creating a family with the best intention, to do best by our kids. It isn’t long before we realize that we’re imperfect people, and thus our parenting is imperfect. Sometimes we feel disconnected from our kids, wonder why punishments aren’t working, or are walking around armed with mom or dad guilt. I utilize parenting methods based on leading research that takes us back to what parenting is about: raising good people. We do this through coaching, connecting, empathizing, and setting consistent boundaries.
In my practice, I focus on working with parents who are struggling with their kids, as well as families who are wanting to feel more connected. Let’s face it, we live in a disconnected world. Family therapy can help bridge the gaps in communication, find ways of spending quality time together, and increase feelings of connection. I especially enjoy helping families blend together (step-parents, half-siblings, etc).
Group counseling is offered as needed. Danielle is trained in providing Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention groups. Contact me for more information.