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
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
California Board of Behavioral Sciences, 2020
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
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.