Dani has extensive experience in the mental health and wellness fields, as both a psychotherapist and trauma-informed yoga instructor; providing her with the unique ability to tend to the way in which the mind and body are connected and intertwined. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Women’s Studies from California Lutheran University. Prior to her work as a psychotherapist, Dani worked in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient Programs; serving populations struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, self-injury, and co-occurring disorders. Additionally, Dani facilitated groups for adolescent girls and provided mentoring support at local schools, focusing on areas of bullying, self-esteem, and body image.
Currently, as a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Dani provides individual adult and adolescent psychotherapy, as well as couples therapy. She specializes in the treatment of Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, Relationship Distress, and Women’s Issues.
Dani embraces the idea that while we are incredibly resilient as humans, our experiences are not meant to be held alone. She believes that we may indeed be capable of bearing the seemingly unbearable, but also need a safe and present other to hold space for contextualization, exploration, and understanding to take place. Thus, Dani works in a style that is warm and collaborative, allowing for expansiveness and healing to take place through the meaningful and relational process of psychotherapy.