Danielle treats adolescents and adults in Austin, Texas. She is a licensed clinical social worker, board certified dance/movement therapist, and certified EMDR therapist. Drawing upon her early profession as a dancer and her later clinical expertise and university teaching experience, Danielle uses an integrated bodymind approach that enables individuals to explore, discover, understand, and transform their lives.
Trained as ballerina and modern dancer, Danielle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and pursued a career in performance and choreography. Danielle later received her Master of Art in Dance with an emphasis in Dance as Healing from UCLA, and went on to complete a Master of Social Welfare also from UCLA. She underwent post-graduate training in dance/movement therapy with Dr. Danielle Fraenkel at Kinections in Rochester, NY.
Having received a coveted post-graduate fellowship at The Reiss Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles, CA, Danielle underwent an intensive two-year training treating children, adolescents, and parents while concurrently studying psychodynamic and analytic theory, interpersonal neurobiology, psychiatric diagnosis, and play therapy. She went on to serve as a clinician and supervisor at Vista School, a non-public school at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Los Angeles. Danielle provided individual and group therapy to students struggling with trauma, grief, and severe emotional disturbance. While at Vista Del Mar, Danielle designed and implemented an internship program for graduate students from UCLA and the University of Southern California (USC) pursuing their master degrees in social work.
In addition to her private practice, Danielle is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work (Virtual Academic Center). She presents nationally and internationally on trauma, trauma-informed practices, and the role of body, movement, and creativity in healing from trauma.