Know Thyself

LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST

New clients call 206.390.1417   schedule an appointment      

My Personal Approach

Knowledge truly is power - when we come to know ourselves, love and accept ourselves and others with all our imperfections, we learn to love deeply, authentically and unconditionally. Small personal changes lead to larger circles of support and interconnection in our lives. 

I take an interacitve approach in therapy so your sessions feel educational and engaging. Expect to laugh a lot. Together, we will explore the mind-body connection. You will learn the neurobiology of instinct, emotion and cognition and to trust your intuition. I want you to leave each session with something new to consider. I often give specialized tasks for clients to practice outside of session in order to master self-empowerment in the real world.  

You will be challenged to become your best self with me and I'm confident you will enjoy both the process and rewards of therapy.  I take great satisfaction in witnessing measurable progress in my clients and I hope you'll be next! 

My Theoretical Approach

I combine ideas from various individual and family systems theorists. I am an objective observer and mindful partner in the therapeutic relationship. My natural approach is Humanistic, Rogerian, or Client-Centered. It is imperative for each client to feel a sense of unconditional positive regard from a therapist and not to feel judged. I systematically explore a client's unique perspective, cultural background and social environment. When trust and rapport are established, I integrate Bowenian and Attachment-based theories to explore family of origin experiences and childhood relationships with adult caregivers. Our early connections with family members directly affect the current intimate relationships we choose. Like particles of energy, our lives collide, propelling us into gravitational fields we may or may not be able to control.  We yearn to grasp secure, consistent connections while embracing the pull toward change, growth and healing 

I also incorporate Mindfulness-based and Trauma-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Hypnotherapy into my practice. With these methods, clients experience cathartic emotional expression to release blocked energy and learn to replace negative automatic thoughts with positive, conscious, rational reasoning and make productive, intentional choices.  Neuroplasticity allows us to modify neural connections impacted by genetic and generational influences that shape our instincts, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Unless we are children or we are enslaved, we all have the power to choose how we perceive and interact within our world. By enhancing self-awareness, we increase self-worth and the quality of our chosen relationships. When we share our deepest feelings and experiences with others, we enhance the potential for intimate connection and security, both emotionally and sexually.

SERVICES

Individual Therapy

  • Emotional, Sexual and/or Physical Abuse and Neglect
  • Religious and Cultural Trauma 
  • Spirituality
  • Authentic Personal Empowerment
  • Sexual Issues and Empowerment
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Introversion
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity Issues
  • Stress Management / Boundary Setting
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mind-Body Issues / Chronic Somatic and Medical Complaints

Couples Therapy

  • Premarital Counseling
  • Strengthen Emotional Attachment Bonds
  • Establish healthy Autonomy and Inter-Dependence
  • Eliminate Co-Dependency
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues   (Sex-Positive Approach)
  • Non-Monogamy / Open / Poly Relationships
  • Non-traditional Partnerships
  • Non-traditional Cohabitation
  • Break-up, Separation, or Divorce Support
  • Infidelity
  • Grief and Loss

Family Therapy

  • Strengthen Relationships
  • Improve Communication
  • Parent-Adolescent Relationships
  • Blended Family Concerns
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Adolescent Development Issues
  • Attachment Issues
  • Eliminate Co-Dependency
  • Establish healthy Autonomy and Inter-Dependence
  • Family Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexual Abuse

About Danielle

Aside from a serious passion for my deep, intimate work with people, I love solitude. In my quiet moments, you will find me, preferably caffeinated - daydreaming, contemplating, reflecting, reading, researching or writing, like a true introvert. I adore learning about the natural world, philosophy, mythology, consciousness, world cultures and how relationships evolve from systemic interactions between us. Quality time is a love language of mine, so I enjoy hanging out with my family-of-choice, which includes a solid mixture of relatives and other acquired friends and lovers whom I treasure. When traveling, I gravitate toward warm climates where I can relax on a beach and scuba dive. Large bodies of water comfort me. In a meditative state, I love to visualize escaping to the calm depths of the sea. 

Education

  • Antioch University - Seattle, WA
    Master of Arts - Psychology
  • Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA
    Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
  • The Wellness Institute, Issaquah, WA                                                        Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy Certification

Qualifications

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT
  • Certified Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist
  • Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC)

"Danielle has opened my eyes and heart to self discovery. She provides the perfect amount of support and encouragement but also allows you to come to your own conclusions. With her assistance, I have learned more about myself than I ever thought I would. I always leave my sessions energized and uplifted!"

– S.A.

Payment

Intake Session

Individual Therapy

Couple or Family Therapy

Hypnotherapy

$210

$150 per 50 Minute Session

$150 per 50 Minute Session

$225 per 90 Minute Session

Contact

Address:
4143 California Ave SW, Unit A, Seattle, WA 98116

Office hours:
Tues-Thurs, 1pm-7pm

 

 

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