Danette Cantrell

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Danette Cantrell

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 48310
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthNet
  • Health Net of California
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • MHNet
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • SutterSelect
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
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Simi Valley, California 93063
Whittier, California 90604

My Approach to Helping

My name is Danette Cantrell and for over 15 years I’ve had the privilege of helping people find hope, healing, and meaning in therapy, especially during times of transition or seasons of difficulty in their lives. I specialize in treating depression and anxiety, trauma, and phase of life changes. I work with adults, families, children and teenagers.

With all the increased challenges and turmoil in the world today many people have been feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or alone and recognizing the need for prioritizing their mental health. Others come to therapy wanting to know how to cope with stress better, with a desire for improved relationships and communication, or are looking for support as they navigate life changes. Some are seeking help for their child or teenager who is struggling. There is hope for change, healing, and growth through the therapeutic process. I provide empathic support and assistance as we work together to identify your personal strengths, identify past hurts and traumas that need healing, uncover negative patterns that might be keeping you stuck, and build coping skills and strategies that will help you navigate life\'s difficulties as you work towards health and healing, discovering the person you want to be and creating the life you want to live.
I work from a strength-based perspective and believe that therapy is a partnership where I am able to come alongside you and provide support as you find hope and healing. In therapy, I provide a mixture of insight-oriented therapy and cognitive behavioral solutions. I am a certified trauma-focused therapist. Together we\'ll discover how you can use your unique strengths and insights learned in therapy to create an emotionally healthy and happy life that is true to your values and personal goals. Regardless of what brings you into therapy, it would be a privilege for me to partner with you as you journey towards health and happiness in your life.

In my work with children and adolescents, the focus in treatment has often been on improving communication among family members, treating depression, self-harming behaviors, trauma, anxiety, and anger in adolescents and children. I help assist teens and children with attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) in learning how to successfully navigate school and the world, and support families who are struggling with behavioral issues with their children in finding new ways to manage behaviors, create structure, and teach emotional regulation and healthy coping skills.

Contact me by phone or email so that we can determine if I am the right therapist to help you or your family on the next stage of your journey.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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