Danielle believes that each and everyone of us is unique and has individual needs requiring her approach to be custom-made for every client. There is an innate strength in all of us which can blossom with support.
Danielle has an affinity for supporting individuals and families. She is able to help them find their voice when all seems lost. Danielle began working with children in 2010 when she cofounded, “My Study Buddies of Hamilton for Achieving Full Potential.” She designed activities for building social skills and combined academics through therapeutic exercises. In addition, Danielle worked in youth group homes and shelters as a youth support worker. Following these experiences Danielle decided to further her education in order to gain more tools to support individuals.
Danielle obtained her Masters of Social Work from Yeshiva University in New York City. During her Masters, she trained in the Mood Disorders Clinic at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto and with Child & Adolescent Services on the Complex Trauma Team in Hamilton.
In 2014 Danielle moved to Squamish to find a way to bridge her love of the mountains and her passion for mental health support and awareness. Since 2014 she has been employed in the Sea to Sky Corridor as a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinician.
Danielle has a commitment to professional development. She has experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Danielle continues to participate in individual and peer supervision.
In addition to Danielle's clinical work she has demonstrated passion for advocacy. She spearheaded a nation-wide mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign called Ride Away Stigma. This campaign has raised over $100 000 to create mental health programs in different communities including Squamish, BC and Hamilton, ON. She was the recipient of the 2014 St. Joseph's Spirit of Hope Award and the 2014 Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention Freddi Ford Award.
Professional Memberships and Associations
British Columbia College of Social Workers
British Columbia Association of Social Workers
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Areas of focus
Addictive Behaviours including excessive phone, online, gaming or substance use
Behaviours of acting out
Interpersonal relationships and attachment concerns
Self harming behaviours
School or test anxety
Low self esteem and lack of confidence
Loss and grief
Abuse - physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment