Danielle received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin and Master’s Degree in Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University. After completing school, she moved to Dallas, TX where she and her husband live and work.
Danielle specializes in emotional/sexual trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, OCD, addiction (any kind), conflict resolution, grief and couples therapy. Danielle utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Person-Centered therapy styles depending on her client's need. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which works very well to treat any anxiety-based disorder including PTSD. She is also trained in the DeTUR Model of EMDR which is a specific way to treat addiction using EMDR. Danielle is experienced in working with the LGBTQ population.
Most recently, Danielle has worked at two inpatient substance abuse treatment centers providing individual, group and family sessions to those dealing with addiction. In family sessions, Danielle worked to help reduce codependent and enabling behaviors while empowering the individual with coping skills to reduce the likelihood of relapse. In addition to addiction, many of the clients also struggled with PTSD, eating disorders, poor communication skills and unhealthy relationships which Danielle treated as well. She also provided supervision to counseling interns during her time there. Previously, Danielle provided crisis counseling to families in a shelter setting.