Danielle’s Journey to Becoming a Counselor

I have always been an adventurer and grew up in the midwest riding horses, rock climbing, and traveling. My love for horses grew from when I was a little girl and I rode in many disciplines before falling in love with dressage. My trainer told me that I was an “old soul” for finding enjoyment in such a detailed and grounded discipline at such a young age. Horses have always had a place in my life even when I was not pursuing the sport, and eventually when I started training horses I found many aspects in the relationship with horses that could be beneficial to human relationships.

My family vacationed every year at a dude ranch in Colorado and I always knew I wanted to end up here! After working many years in a corporate environment I felt a strong pull to pursue a path that returned me to work with horses and helping others the way they had helped me. I held on to that dream and in 2016 I was relocated to Colorado from the midwest with work, and in 2018 I began my journey as a Counselor at Denver Seminary with the vision of working in equine therapy.

Danielle’s Approach to Counseling

My approach to counseling is from a place of positivity, empathy, and a little humor! I believe that both the past and present play a large role in who we are today, and understanding our motivations and goals in a trusted, collaborative environment can help us on the path to growth and healing. In counseling I strive to make it a safe, non judgemental environment open for anyone to be heard.

I work within talk therapy, experiential exercises, and equine- assisted therapy.

Danielle’s Areas of Interest

My specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, families/couples, and seniors in the areas of:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Self Confidence
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief
  • Spirituality
  • Attachment
  • Relationships