Hello Beautiful People.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, my mission is to create a safe, sacred space to stop and really listen to your thoughts. We do the hard work, the real work. And, every step of the way I’m cheering you on through the good, the bad and everything in between – all the while aiming to find the beauty in all of life’s moments.
How do we pull ourselves out of repetitive, old stories that bring us the same solutions? How do we boss up when life seems to be pushing us down? What are your blind spots and what do you want to see when you clear the fog off the mirror and really see yourself? I work with my clients to answer these questions and embark on the path of discovering who you are becoming.
Accepting New Clients January 2022!
I believe that each and every one of us has our own answers, therefore I’m not here to give them to you, you have to do the work and together we find them. I’m here to give you the nudge you need when you get stuck – pushing you to the line, empowering you to believe you can do whatever your heart desires.
I’m your cheerleader, the person on your squad who sees you – celebrating all the big and small milestones that lead us to victory along the way. And those times when you fall down, I’m helping you to RISE UP! As coaching relationships mature, I adjust my style, lock step with your pace to match your needs and fall in line with your direction.
Often times, it can feel like life has thrown up a wall. Right when you think it’s impossible to move beyond the walls before you, I’m here to help you figure out whether we’re going climb over the wall, dig under the wall or just plow our way right through it!
In what feels like a previous life, I built a successful 14-year career in global digital marketing, marketing strategy, and global media operations. For five years, I was a high performer for one of the world’s leading software technology companies. Abruptly, my career was taken from me. At that point I was sitting in sorrow and depression, dwelling in my wounds, getting far too comfy with tearing myself down. I was feeling pain deep within my heart and reaching out for help, failing to realize I had choices. I started to CHOOSE my thoughts, keeping the ones that helped me lift myself up and dust off a bit and chucking the ones that didn’t serve me. I started to give myself permission to look at things in new ways, with a different perspective.
In 2018, I decided to use my heart to take control in writing MY story. For much of the previous decade I’d achieved steady success in both my personal and professional life and would have thought I’d continue down that path for another 10-15 years, easy. But, when life really showed up, I was forced into some of the painful and uncomfortable traumas in my life. It felt as if the scabs from an old wound had been ripped open, like a freight train had pummeled into me rocking me to my core. Only through intense therapy, spiritual healing, recovery for the physical manifestation of trauma, and coaching was I able to rebound from the fall. I decided it was time to begin writing my story from a new lens, instead of reading the pages of as if I were bystander in my own life.
Slowly, I began to rebound. I found courage and began to snapback! I retooled my confidence for the Danielle I was becoming and I was ready to use my gifts to serve women who find themselves stuck, wanting more, knowing that deep down they are worthy and capable of much, much more.
Competencies & Relevant Work
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate – License #MG61143433
Master of Arts, Couples and Family Therapy (2021) – Seattle University
- Concentration: Spiritual Integration
Clinical Foundations in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1 and 2 (2021)
Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, Couple & Family Institute of New England & International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), (2021)
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trained, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (2020) – Basic Training
Certified Life Coach, Seattle Life Coach Training (2019)
Bachelor of Arts, Communication (2004) – University of Southern California
- Concentration: African American Studies, Howard University (2002)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Washington Therapy Fund Foundation, Board Member
Initiate Equity, LLC, Advisory Board Member
AWARDS & HONORS
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Minority Fellowship Program, Fellow 2020-2021
PRESENTATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Henry, D., Ma, Q., & Cobb, R. A. (2020). Systemic family treatment for collective trauma. [Breakout Session.] Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Seattle, WA.