Hi, I’m Dani, a therapist in San Diego, but I am also New York Born and raised. Sometimes you can still hear my accent. California has been my home for what seems like a lifetime, and I love it here.
Although my formal education is one of the things of which I am most proud, my understanding of people reaches far beyond what I learned in a classroom. The diversity of people who populate my life, both personally and professionally teach me things about the nature of being human on a daily basis. Personal experiences with both the joy and grief that life bring helps me be empathetic and compassionate in my work.
I have experienced and understand the depth of grief and sorrow that can come from both a sudden death, as well as an illness that takes the life of someone who fought long and hard. I know the bliss of a strong successful relationship in which both partners work together to stay connected, as well as the devastation of a long-term relationship that fails despite the love that exists between two people. There are people in my life, who I love dearly, who struggled with mental illness, and I know the impact that can have on an entire family. I also know the power and healing that comes from investing in the therapy process.
Life sometimes takes unexpected turns and relationships can be challenging. With the support of counseling or therapy, I believe that challenges can be met from a place of strength and can be overcome gracefully.
My work as a therapist is something that I am passionate about. I care about my clients, and am deeply invested in the quality of care that I can provide. To be allowed into the lives of each of my clients in such a unique capacity is an honor for me. It’s a privilege that I take very seriously. It can be difficult it can be to open up to someone you’ve never met before about challenging issues. If you should decide to entrust me with that privilege, as your therapist I will make every effort to nurture, care for, and treat that relationship with the utmost respect.
Contact me today so we can talk more about how I can be helpful to you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Education and Qualifications
- B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles
- M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University
- Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. License no. MFC 47574
- Over 10 years of clinical experience
- EMDR trained through the EMDR Institute
- Brainspotting trained through Pacific Counseling and Trauma Center
- Professional member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists