Hello! My name is Danielle (pronouns she/they) and I have been a practicing therapist for over 10 years. I came to this work because I fell in love with philosophy and the gift that therapy can be for people. I am honored to provide a nonjudgmental space for people to learn about themselves. I know how important it is to seek help and not try to get through your darkest days without support.
When I am not working, I spend most of my time with my kids at the park, hiking in the mountains, or diving deep into one of my special interests. I find immense joy and meaning in the work I do. And I believe that my own pursuits greatly improve my ability to show up fully for my clients.
As your therapist, I am fully committed to my own growth as a person and showing up as an authentic human. I am constantly engaging in my own growth and learning process.
I specialize in working with people who identify as Autistic. Being proudly Autistic (AuDHD) myself, I understand how hard it can be to be Autistic in an allistic-privileged world. Being Autistic gives me an extra ability to serve my neurokin as a therapist who can deeply relate.
If you want specific info about my training:
I am trained by Postpartum Support International in the treatment of Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD). I have advanced training in Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Yoga Therapy, Insight Meditation, Neurodivergence-affirming therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I will pull from these modalities to best help you meet your therapy goals.
Some other info about me:
I am an AuDHD neuroqueer homeschooling (unschooling) mom of two neurodivergent biracial/bicultural children living on the unceded land of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla and Nisenan peoples. I value the environment, I try to live lightly and simply on the earth. I have always been focused on social justice issues and this has led me to sit on the Human Rights Commission in my county and intern with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. I met my spouse in Rwanda while working in human rights advocacy. I respect all people and I am committed to cultural humility.