Trauma & PTSD • Anxiety • Depression • Chronic Illness
Life Transitions • Self-Esteem • Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) • LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Licensed in both New York and New Jersey
Anxiety and depression can manifest in surprising ways. You might experience headaches, a racing heart, shakiness, fatigue, digestive issues, insomnia, or several other uncomfortable symptoms that affect your life and leave you feeling frustrated – or even more anxious and depressed, creating a cycle that’s difficult to stop. Perhaps you’ve noticed a pattern in when these symptoms occur, or you’ve already explored these issues with your doctor and are looking to further explore their causes.
Your mind and body are deeply connected, and with the right approach, you can break the cycle. You might be dealing with the impacts of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN), which are subtle and difficult to pinpoint, but oftentimes affect your ability to access, identify or express emotions, even to those who you love the most. Or, you may have been living with chronic exposure to anxiety-triggering events that you are no longer able to manage in an effective way.
If you’ve lived with anxiety or experienced trauma, I’m here to show you how negative experiences are stored in your body, how to identify the root of your thoughts and symptoms, and how to manage your symptoms by applying a healing combination of cognitive, behavioral, and relaxation techniques. I utilize a variety of effective techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, insight-oriented practices, and mind-body connective psychotherapy practices.
During our work together, we will explore various aspects of your life, including issues from your past that may be impacting your well-being now. For example, we may discuss childhood emotional neglect, a chronic exposure to trauma that is so subtle, it can be easy to skim over or dismiss. Childhood emotional neglect can show up in your relationships with friends, family, co-workers, and strangers, and reveal itself in several different ways. If you’ve ever struggled with understanding why you feel the way you feel or why certain situations trigger your anxiety, anger, or depression, you may have experienced childhood emotional neglect, and I’m here to help you move forward towards the life and peace of mind you so deserve.
Therapy can provide you with an opportunity to learn how to cope with anxiety and depression, implement healthy boundaries, manage stress, build self-esteem, create change through proven techniques, and become empowered through understanding how your mind and body respond to your unique challenges. I understand the mountainous toll that emotional experiences can have on your overall health, and helping people heal and prosper is my greatest passion. When you work with a therapist who listens closely to your story and provides helpful suggestions tailored to your individual needs, you will be in a fantastic position to move forward in life with grace and confidence. It would be my pleasure to help you achieve your dreams of living a happier, healthier, and more productive life!
Danielle Discusses a Calming Breathing Technique
Choosing a therapist is an important decision, and one I know you won’t take lightly. That’s why I want to be as transparent as possible about myself and my qualifications. I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Master’s degree from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
For over a decade, I have also been a yoga teacher and am trained in the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method, a trauma-focused technique that integrates the yoga framework with holistic somatic therapy.