Danielle Samuel, LMFT #124658
Danielle Samuel is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, educator, and advocate. Within her work, she strives to maintain social justice and a client-centered approach. She understands that problems seldom exist in a bubble and that more often than not they are a direct reflection of our upbringing, past trauma, our environment, and/or experiences of marginalization.
Clients often cherish Danielle’s approach to therapy because of her ability to balance warmth and unconditional positive regard with challenge and discomfort. She believes that in order to facilitate long-term growth that it requires going through pain rather than around it. Danielle ensures that her clients feel supported, heard, and validated.
Danielle specializes in working with adult and childhood trauma,
ethnic minority stress, sexuality issues, and relationship issues. She is committed to providing queer affirming services as well as culturally responsive services to those from marginalized communities. Danielle also works with clients who are struggling with depression and/or anxiety.
Based on the client’s presenting concerns, Danielle practices from various theoretical orientations. Primarily, she utilizes Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT). Danielle is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. When working with couples and families, she may integrate techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy and Family Systems to repair attachments and correct negative patterns within the relationship.