My name is Danièla, but you can call me Dani.
In my professional life, I’m a therapist, spiritual life-coach, registered yoga teacher and reiki practitioner; and in my personal life, I’m a sibling, friend, partner.
In 2018, I graduated from CSUSB with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. From there, I attended Lewis and Clark Graduate School to obtain a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. During this time I received additional training in Spirituality, Ecotherapy, Sex Therapy, Domestic and Interpersonal Violence and Narrative Therapy. I also trained and obtained the needed hours to become a certified gambling addiction counselor thus have worked extensively with a variety of addictions.
I am a certified yoga teacher and reiki practitioner and have been utilizing these ancient arts since 2014. On my off-time, I like to ride horses, travel, watch old horror movies, make tinctures and oils with herbs, and continually attempt to keep my mint plants alive.
My style of therapy is holistic and multidimensional, yet evidence-based. During the therapeutic process, I may incorporate traditional talk therapy, mindfulness, dream and shadow work, connection to nature, artistic exploration, spirituality, and existential experience. I also intertwine modalities such as meditation, breathwork, and yoga, with energetic healing and neurobiological sciences. Where you are at is meaningful; I will meet you there and honor your unique unfolding internal process.
I’m also not a “fluff” therapist; I’m not afraid to gently challenge, joke, or be transparent about my own life experiences. I’m often brimming with information; kind of like a human encyclopedia with a sprinkle of curse words. I’m a big believer of “homework” and bibliotherapy, as I believe change is self-facilitated.
Diversity as Key
Diversity and authenticity are essential to becoming who we truly are. As a mixed-race person and gender fluid being, I will aim to hold the same safe and inclusive spaces that I would expect in therapy during our journey together. I welcome you here with an open mind & heart.
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