Danielle received her Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) from Georgian Court University and went on to obtain her Masters in Social Work (MSW) at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Prior to Clarity, Danielle’s previous experience includes her role as Director of Admissions at Discovery Institute of Addictive Disorders, and trauma informed practice in Bronxville, New York. Danielle worked with the Restorative Community Collaborative, an evidence informed program established by Fordham University and the Beck Institute on Religion and Poverty and was particularly inspired by her work with the “Coming Home From Prison Program”, dedicated to the efficacy in meeting many of the needs of program participants: significantly increasing coping, social support and empowerment, while reducing trauma. Danielle operates from a client centered approach with strong emphasis on the therapeutic alliance with her clients. She employs motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral approaches, and above all holds tight to the core social work values.
Recovery is defined as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self- directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” I want to help client’s not only reach their full potential, but to see themselves for beyond that scope.
Currently, Danielle is working towards her LCSW and LCADC licensure in an effort to further to serve clients in the understanding of the disease of addiction, in addition to other mental health conditions that may be co-occurring or underlying. The road to recovery is seldom straight: Relapse, or reoccurrence of substance use, is common—but definitely not the END of the road.
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an EXTRAORDINARY destiny.”