Danae is passionate about helping her clients to increase their understanding and build their skills in order to reach their therapy goals in as short of a time frame as possible so that they can move forward more successfully.
She focuses on working with couples (and ex-couples) who are seeking support for: a healthier separation/divorce process, better co-parenting after a separation/divorce, healing from infidelity, pre-cohabitation/pre-marital concerns, and/or trust/communication issues.
Danae also works with individuals who are healing from abuse, loss, and/or death and/or who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression.
Her family work is often with clients in blended/“step” families coming together and families experiencing parenting challenges with their minor and/or adult children.
Throughout her career, Danae has worked with individuals, couples, and families and with clients from age 4 to seniors. She has extensive experience in working with client concerns such as: anxiety, depression, domestic violence, parenting, substance use, trauma, and U.S. military veteran issues. Seeing clients since 2009, Danae has helped a wide variety of clients in multiple community mental health settings in addition to those she sees in private practice.
Since 2014, Danae has enjoyed working as an individual and/or group Clinical Supervisor for Clinical Social Workers , Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Clinical Counselors, and Psychologists who are working toward their license in California. She also supervises licensed mental health professionals who are in need of additional clinical supervision for legal, ethical, and/or clinical concerns.
In private practice since 2012, Danae is also a Clinical Supervisor at South Coast Community Services in Upland, CA [July 2018 – present] (specialty community mental health). She was previously at Santa Anita Family Service in Monrovia, CA [September 2009 – September 2018] (community mental health), most recently as their Director of Clinical Services and Training, and was a Clinical Supervisor at Project Sister Family Services in Pomona, CA [September 2014 – August 2015] (community mental health).
• Master of Science, Psychology (emphasis on Marriage & Family Therapy)
• Bachelor of Arts, Behavioral Sciences
• Associate of Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences