Danielle Joel, M.S., Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern
|Professions: Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision|
|Primary Credential: CA PCCI Registration - 2302|
Billing and Insurance
I do not work with insurance companies
Fees: Free phone consultation
$90-$120 per session
Cost based on session availability, issues to be treated, number of clients in session, and financial circumstances of client.
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Searching for a new therapist can be a dizzying experience, so I am truly glad that you have made it this far. Sometimes it can be so overwhelming for people to face the challenges they are having in their lives that it is easier to just avoid it all together. So, congratulations on taking this first step and searching. Taking care of your emotional health is such an important and worthwhile endeavor, and I firmly believe that every human being could benefit from quality psychotherapy. Your life is precious and sometimes it can be a bit scary to let somebody new into it, so I am honored that you are taking the time to consider me as your therapist. Here I will tell you a little about me, and I look forward to hearing about you soon as well. Of course, the best thing you can do is give me a call so that we can chat person-to-person and decide whether we would be a good fit together.
Over the course of my career it has become clearer and clearer to me that life is just hard, plain and simple. We all go through emotional struggles, no matter where we come from. Most of the time we can get knocked down, pick ourselves back up and keep moving along the path of life. Sometimes, though, these challenges can be so significant that they get in the way of us living the lives we want to live. We can't think as clearly. We don't work as well. We don't love as well. We sometimes don't know why we're even here. I have confidence and faith that through psychotherapy, you can break free from the obstacles that keep you suffering and learn a new way to live that restores your life to a happy and meaningful journey.
I consider myself to be a loving, kind, thoughtful, and helpful therapist. I believe in my clients, and I work with them as a team. Sometimes I am just here to listen when no one else will. Sometimes I am here to offer new solutions that my clients haven't thought of. Everyday I make it a goal to restore hope for my clients that they CAN be the happiest they've ever been before. I truly love this work that I do and consider it a privilege.
Email or Call Danielle Joel, M.S., Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 29200
More Info About My Practice
I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, and most often I integrate several strategies so that I can individualize each client's treatment. I most often select techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based approaches, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I very much believe that most mental health issues need to be tackled through the mind, body, and spirit. A lot of research shows that no matter what style of therapy one uses, the most important factor in client growth and improvement is the relationship between the client and the therapist. It is incredibly important to me that I build trust with my clients and give them a safe and comfortable environment to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings with me.
I am particularly skilled and interested in working with clients with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues (whether in active drug or alcohol addiction or in recovery). However, I welcome all types of clients and thoroughly enjoy having a variety in my practice!
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
There is nothing more rewarding to me than being invited into the lives of other people and helping them discover solutions to make their lives more fulfilling and enjoyable. It is an absolute honor and privilege, and I couldn't imagine a different career. The human mind is absolutely fascinating! When I watch people grow and transform, it fills me with so much gratitude. I see the beauty of the universe in my clients. I watch how hard they work to improve themselves, and that is incredibly admirable in my opinion.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
I think that many, many people consider going to therapy but never make it for a variety of reasons. Maybe you've heard some negative things about what therapy is like. Maybe you're wondering if it is a worthwhile investment or use of your time and money. I can certainly understand those things. My suggestion is that you give it a try, because it is always your choice to decide how long you want to participate in therapy. Invest in yourself, because you are completely worth it.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
All clients! Some of the specific groups I work with include (but are not limited to): clients with substance abuse issues, family members of people with substance abuse issues, LGBTQ, divorced families
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