About Danielle

I have been in private practice in Austin since 2005 and I am licensed to provide psychotherapy in Texas. My undergraduate training was at Swarthmore College where I received a BA in Psychology with distinction and was named a Phi Beta Kappa Scholar.  I went on to receive my Masters Degree from Smith College School for Social Work in 1998.  Since then, I have worked with adults, families and children.  Prior to opening my private practice,  I worked in clinics, schools, residential facilities and hospitals in Austin, Boston, and San Francisco. Currently my work focuses on providing individual therapy, couples therapy and group therapy to adults.  

I use a collaborative, psychodynamic approach to help clients experience relief from their symptoms. Together we look at current and past relationships and life experiences and we study patterns and challenges. I work relationally by paying close attention to what is happening between myself and my clients during our time together. Understanding what is happening in the room provides a springboard for a better understanding of what is happening outside of the room. We pay close attention to emotions being triggered and work to understand what they can tell us about past and current experiences. I am able to draw upon cognitive behavioral techniques to supplement my psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approach as needed. This means that at times when emotions begin to feel overwhelming, we may turn to various techniques designed to ground and settle before continuing to explore. I have studied modern analysis for many years and use that framework in my individual and group work as well. 


I am an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Austin Psychoanalytic (AP) and the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society (AGPS). I have served on the board of the Austin Psychoanalytic in the past. I participate in ongoing supervision and consultation and believe in the importance of professional support in order to provide thoughtful and informed treatment to my clients. I have trained for many years at the Center for Group Studies (CGS) in Manhattan and the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS) in Manhattan. I am in an ongoing training group that meets for three weekends a year as well as weekly consultation and reading groups. For the past three years, I have served on the Austin Psychoanalytic Mentoring Committee which works to match seasoned and emerging clinicians.