Danielle Dinneen, LCSW
As a mental health professional with more than 10 years of experience, I specialize in helping individuals navigate and heal from toxic relationships while empowering them to build healthier, more fulfilling connections. I also work with clients who experience anxiety and depression or problematic behaviors due to social emotional difficulties. Over the years I have honed my skills and knowledge in trauma-informed therapy, attachment theory, and the bio-psycho-social model of care.
Throughout my career I have had the privilege of working with children, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds in various behavioral health settings. My approach is rooted in recognizing that everyone’s story is unique, and my goal is to meet clients exactly where they are in their healing journey. Hearing that story matters to me; honoring input and following my client’s lead is most important. Whether the client is an adult navigating life’s complexities, a teenager on the path of self-discovery, or a child embracing the wonders of the world, I am here to be their guide on the journey to healing and self-improvement.
I utilize creative interventions such as drama, movement, and play to help clients process their feelings and experiences. In my work, I emphasize the importance of understanding the
complex interplay between the mind and body and draw on modern and pop culture references to make therapy engaging and relatable. Therapy is not a “one size fits all” practice. I am dedicated to equipping those I support with the necessary coping skills in order to empower them to navigate all of life’s challenges.I hold a Master of Social Work from Rutgers School of Social Work, along with certifications in Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) and Violence Against Women and Children from Rutgers.