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Dani is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake Village, California. Working with both individuals and couples, she specializes in trauma, anxiety, women’s issues, and relationship distress. She holds specialized training and experience in working with those who have endured sexual assault and abuse, as well as couples who are feeling lost or disconnected in their relationship and are looking to find their way back to one another. She approaches this work with immense intention, exploration, empathy, and intuition with the mindset of fostering expansiveness and healing. 


She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Antioch University, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with an Emphasis on Family & Child Development, and a Minor in Gender Studies from California Lutheran University. While obtaining her education, Dani further garnered extensive experience as a Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor; providing her with experience and training in utilizing practices focused on somatic, trauma-sensitive, and holistic modalities. While she doesn’t necessarily combine the practice of psychotherapy and yoga, her training gives her the unique ability to aid in integrating the mind and body.


Dani holds nearly 15 years of experience in the mental health and healing fields, previously working in residential eating disorder treatment programs, partial hospitalization drug and alcohol recovery, non-profit counseling centers, and community mental health. She additionally, is the former Founder of an organization that provided mentorship, advocacy, and consultation leading group trainings for schools, youth outreach programs, adolescents, parents, and educators. 

Professional Memberships & Certifications:

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

California Board of Behavioral Sciences, 2023 

Lic# 139668

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

California Board of Behavioral Sciences, 2020 


CAMFT Member

California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, 2019

Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor

Be The Change Yoga, Zabie Yamasaki, 2016

RYT200 Registered Yoga Teacher 

CorePower Yoga, 2015


Master's Degree (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology

Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy 

Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in Psychology 

Emphasis in Family & Child Development 

Minor in Gender & Women's Studies

Minor in Theology 

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

Additional Training:

Contemporary & Relational Psychoanalysis - Individuals & Couples


Trauma-Informed Clinical Care 


Clinical Assessment and At-Risk Youth Treatment 


Trauma-Focused Care with Children and Adolescents & TF-CBT


Crisis Assessment and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention


Somatic Healing Conference


Trauma-Sensitive Yoga & Meditation


Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga


Public Speaking and Advocacy in Education Settings


Consultation, Workshops, and Trainings:

Dani holds nearly 15 years of experience speaking, consulting and facilitating workshops in athletic, school, and community-based settings. Dani is available for opportunities implementing trauma-informed practices in California in 2023. Please contact Dani directly to inquire

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