Dani has extensive experience in the mental health and wellness fields, as both a psychotherapist and a trauma-sensitive yoga instructor; providing her with the unique ability to foster a holistic and integrative approach. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Antioch University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Gender/Women’s Studies from California Lutheran University. Dani's past clinical experience includes work in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient Programs serving populations struggling with Eating Disorders, Substance Use, Trauma, Self-Injury, Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders. Additionally, Dani has a myriad of experience facilitating groups for adolescent girls and providing mentioning 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 therapy, as well as couples therapy. She specializes in the treatment of Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain, and Women’s Issues. She also holds a special interest and experience working with couples who may feel lost or disconnected in their relationship and are looking to re-establish their bond with one another. 

Dani embraces the idea that while we are incredibly resilient as humans, our experiences are not meant to be held alone - as we may indeed be capable of bearing the seemingly unbearable, but we also need a safe other to be present in our pain and humanity as contextualization, exploration, and understanding move us toward expansiveness and healing. Dani works in a style that is trauma-informed, relational, and emotionally focused; embracing our resiliency, while holding space for all aspects of experiences, relationships, and healing. 

Education:

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 

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

Published Work & Research: 

Coming Soon!

Professional Memberships & Certifications:

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

California Board of Behavioral Sciences, 2020 

AMFT123264

CAMFT Member

California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, 2019

Certified Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor

Be The Change Yoga, Zabie Yamasaki, 2016

RYT200 Registered Yoga Teacher 

CorePower Yoga, 2015

Additional Training:

Contemporary Psychoanalysis & Intersubjectivity 

Sync Counseling Center, Curtis Miller PsyD, 2021

Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy 

EFTCafe, Kathryn Rheem MFT & Jennifer Olden MFT, 2020

 

Trauma-Informed Treatment & Care

West Valley Counseling Center, Sharon Burnett PhD, 2019

Trauma-Sensitive Care & Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Be The Change Yoga, Zabie Yamasaki, 2016

2-Day Somatic Experiencing Workshop/Conference

Peter Levine PhD, 2015