Dr-Danielle-DeSantisI am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. I received my B.A. and M.S. from the University of Rhode Island, and received special certification in grief counseling.

I have an extensive clinical background in which I have worked with varied populations and life span issues, theoretical orientations, assessment procedures, and modalities of intervention across multiple settings.

Prior to my work in private practice, I worked at multiple agency settings, university/college counseling centers, and outpatient clinics and hospitals, where I provided assessment and therapeutic services. I’ve provided supervision to doctoral students and clinicians eligible for licensure.

I’ve also helped to teach two courses on personal growth and led multiple support groups for children, adolescents, and adults dealing with multiple issues of change, loss, anger, self-esteem, parenting issues, and grief.

More recently, I ran a large group practice for about 5 years in multiple locations where I provided clinical supervision to staff, and counseled individuals, couples, and families.

In my current private practice work, I continue to supervise clinician’s and student’s seeking licensure. I also see individuals, couples and families seeking outpatient therapy for a wide range of reasons. I treat individual’s across the life span (age 3 and up) and use a wide range of approaches to fit the presenting issue and person.

Cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, collaborative therapies, and solution focused therapies are just a few approaches I utilize in my current practice. I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, anger, weight management, stress, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, and many other issues. I run weekly clinical support groups for children, adolescents and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, divorce, and other adjustment issues.

It’s a blessing everyday to serve in my role as a therapist. I have both the privilege of teaching and learning from my client’s in therapy.  Because the relationship between the therapist and his/her client is worth 50% of the outcome in therapy, it is especially important for me to actively listen to my client’s story and his/her goals for therapy in order to join the client, effectively evaluate and treat the problem most successfully.

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