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Is the way you are living your life truly meaningful and fulfilling to you?

If your answer is “no” or “I’m not sure”

you are in the right place.

Currently, I take the role of a practitioner, facilitator, and educator who supports clients in 1:1 or group containers to develop the necessary awareness of psychic, somatic, and imaginal processes that can lead to the resolution of symptoms that resulted from unresolved trauma and stress.

I use a Somatic Experiencing approach combined with an inclusive mythopoetic Depth Psychology perspective.

Even though SE is often used in conjunction with psychotherapy, I do not offer licensed psychotherapy.

I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and Depth Psychology PhD student and not a licensed psychotherapist.

If we break down psycho-therapy.

"Psyche" meaning soul,

"Therapy" meaning to tend and care for,

I actually consider what I do to be deep tending and caring for the soul.

It is just not under the regulation of any licensing board.

As a licensed physical therapist, I do not believe that our true integrative healing lays exclusively in our physical bodies only.

Our psyche and soma are intricately connected in so many ways that I could not ethically treat people exclusively serving only the physical body.

My work is fortified by PhD level training in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology (Depth Psychology), Somatic Experiencing, and my clinical experience of the body/mind psyche as a physical therapist.

I have worked with groups of various populations including women, men, veterans, and other at-risk populations.

This history has offered resources combining creative depth psychological practices with approaches to trauma renegotiation. Drawing on this background, if desired, I may propose movement, writing, dream tending or other creative/expressive exercise to complement the tools of Somatic Experiencing. I also have experience as a doctor of physical therapy that deeply informs the way I listen to and interact with bodies.

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I'm a Doctor of Physical therapy turned integrative embodiment coach.

I'm an empath at heart with a deep desire to help individuals reach into the realms of the imaginal through somatic experience to provoke the souls movement.

My transition into this business was catalyzed following a deep betrayal.

This betrayal constellated and mirrored to me all of the ways in which I had betrayed myself, my voice, my dreams, and my choices.

This experience plunged me into a "dark night of the soul" experience.

This was an initiation, this was a painful death experience, as well as a rebirth.

 

Through this rock bottom moment, I knew I had to include more of the soul and the soul's experience in my work.

The soul isn't interested in just feeling good and feeling good fast, the soul is inclusive of the slow, mess of the intricacies of our deep divinity.

I studied and worked for a long time in business models and structures that were rational, one sided, and lacked an inclusive, creative connection to all of the irrational things happening in our soul.

I feel like there is a huge gap in the integrative, soul inclusive approaches to navigating the human experience. I know deep down in my bones it was my soul's desire to help individuals explore this gap.

Now, I’ve taken everything I have learned and continue to learn and made it my mission to provide you with safe space and guidance as you learn to discover the the root causes of your suffering, in order to work creatively and dynamically with it to draw you into a deeper exploration of the mystery and meaning of your life.

 

I’m here to help those who feel stuck, tired, and depressed in the process of becoming who they feel they are truly meant to be.

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Hi friends,
I'm Danielle

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I kept asking myself...

 

“How can I become the person who believes she is worthy of a better existence?” 

“How can I turn my beliefs of "I can't" into "I can.” 

“Who will I become if I commit to this path?”

 

So, in my lowest moments, I mustered up all the courage I had, and I:

 

  • I took a giant-ass leap of faith and quit my previous business.

  • I started my own business and dove DEEP into questioning EVERY SINGLE THING I BELIEVED TO BE TRUE.

  • I began to shift my content on Instagram from just physical content into EVERYTHING I WAS LEARNING ON MY HEALING JOURNEY.

  • I learned the strength in asking for help and hired MULTIPLE mentors, coaches, and therapists to help me. 

  • I spent thousands of dollars to get help on healing the relationship to myself, my family, my work, and my significant other.

  • I applied to go back to school for a PhD in something I WAS ACTUALLY  passionate about...depth psychology.

 

I was starting to finally feel like I was living MY life,

not the life my parents wanted for me, and NOT the life where all decisions are made out of fear of rejection.

I started to feel become more and more aligned with the impact I wanted to make, I gained clarity on what I wanted from my life, my career, and my relationships, and I was learning what it meant to be truly tested on my courage, faith, receptivity, forgiveness, and grace. 

 

2018 was my ROCK BOTTOM year,

2019 was my PHOENIX RISING year, and

2020 was the year I would EMBODY these lessons and courageously take the steps to help others in their journeys.

From depressed physical therapist to
integrative embodiment coach

It took me over 5 years to get to where I am today.

The road was messy and I dragged my ass through the depths of my once fragmented soul.

These days, I reflect back and realize I only was beating myself up to cope with the fact I was NOT choosing myself.

 

Here is what I learned, and how you can learn from my journey:

 

Throughout physical therapy school, I had many internal pangs of truth that PT was not right for me, but I ignored them.

I deemed those body sensations less important than the achievement of a doctoral degree.
As I walked across the graduation stage, I felt no emotional energy and no sense of accomplishment move through my body.
All I could feel was the pain of not choosing myself.

Over those 3 years working towards my doctorate,

I ignored my passions, I ignored my TRUE potential, and refused to face ALL of the feelings that came with it...

until that point. I KNEW I HAD TO LOOK AT IT.

 

Before getting to a place where I actually could courageously step towards my truth,

I had to get clear on a few things:

 

1. What do YOU actually want Danielle?

 

I KNEW I wanted to be in the healing space, and I wanted to do it in a way addressed the root causes of suffering.

 

2. What do YOU actually FEEL?

 

I felt sad, trapped, weak, inadequate, and stupid. 

 

 

Because I still didn't have enough courage to accept those feelings, I found myself...

...Working in a business where I was emotionally used and abused wondering if I’d ever be able to quit

...Barely paying my bills and feeling so helpless and hopeless

...Suffering from anxiety and depression and being terrified to admit it

...Struggling in an almost 3 year toxic friendship I was terrified to end

...Losing hope that I would ever fulfill my dreams of making the true impact I knew I could in the world.

 

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I know what it feels like to feel unheard, to feel alone, to feel misunderstood, to feel used, and to feel objectified.

 

If you're not in a place of full self sovereignty, that's okay. 

You're on your journey of becoming!

 

Rather than deeming your struggle an illness, what if we viewed it as a sign from the soul that perhaps we need a new perspective, a new path, or a new orientation towards life?

 

Think of this similar to the way we know that fever is our body’s way of trying to rid itself of an infection. 

Symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, or addiction can be a way for our psyche to alert us of some deeper problem.

 

Oftentimes, deep healing reveals itself when we don’t flatten our embodied experience into a box.

FRIEND, YOU DON’T HAVE TO DROWN IN YEARS OF SUFFERING TO create a relationship with the divinity that moves within you.
And I would love to show you how!

MY APPROACH TO WHOLENESS, INTEGRATION, AND EMBODIMENT

My work is all about turning towards soul and finding a greater capacity to safely process the tensions that are moving through you.

It is about finding a way to approach the space between the opposites such as order and chaos, or your masculine and feminine energies.

 

As humans we are quite frequently presented with what is called the liminal space.

 

This space is defined as a space where you have left something behind, yet, you are not yet fully in something else.

It involves embracing the mystery and the power of transition from “what has been” to “what will be.”

 

This is what I help you do.

I guide individuals through that space in a way that is soul inclusive, meaning it includes the

physical, mental, emotional, mythical, and imaginal experiences as valid.

 

When this space is unconscious, there may be:

“I just feel stuck,”

“I know there is more,” or

“Life feels meaningless.”

 

If left unconscious, this space can hold all of the limiting beliefs:

“I am unworthy”

“I am not strong enough to handle this”

“I am not going fast enough”

 

These narratives are narratives of survival.

 

This is where we turn towards the symptoms and see through what it presents on the surface.

This gives us a way to name and reintegrate those disintegrated parts of ourselves that we dislike the most.

 

This is where we turn with curiosity towards our inner, most authentic Self.

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Let me be clear

It's my job to teach you how to cope with the inevitable suffering of life and create meaning from the hard, but beautiful experiences life throws your way.

Happiness is a byproduct of creating a meaningful life.​

My true purpose behind all of my work is to help you embody ALL parts of life including those messy intersections of the mythopoetic experience with the human experience.

You’re a badass AND you're gentle.

You're strong AND you're soft.

You're devoted AND you’re flexible.

It’s really uncomfortable to sit between in the messy tensions of life, but I will sit in the discomfort of the middle with you...to expand myself, so that I can invite you into that territory.

I desire to make every interaction that I have with you one that leaves you feeling seen, heard, and met no matter where you are in your journey. 

Let’s walk together in building a life of ease and grace instead of restriction and obligation.

MY PROMISE TO YOU

It would be silly for me to question my validity as an integrative healing coach, for the lived experience of mental and emotional pain and suffering, transformation, and individuation is far beyond that which is only learned by a degree.

 

My path isn't one that is on the straight and narrow.

It's messy and complicated.

 

But within the messy and complicated that life brings, my commitment to this business and those whom I serve is to continually expand with transparency.

To let my ego strengthen and die over and over again so that I can learn the lessons and receive the invitations from that which is greater than myself so that my work in the world is what you deserve.

 

Here's to healing, starting with the individual.

 

All the love,

Dee

My values for my work

I understand that without connection, there is no trust.

Without trust there is no safe space.

I want your journey to be a safe space where you feel seen, felt, and heard no matter what your current story is.

GROWTH

I refuse to stagnate.

Without growth, I am unable to open myself to the opportunities that life gives me to serve.

AUTHENTICITY

Without authenticity, again, there is no trust.

I want you to feel as if every part of our journey is one rooted in humanity.

That means publicly letting my ego constantly die.

Without the honest portrayal of my journey, I keep on  my mask.

I promise to remove my mask so that together we can uncover our true selves.

SOVEREIGNTY

I firmly believe you have the ability to change your own life, I just assist you with the use of my tools, skills, and coaching.

ENTHUSIASM

The work I do is not work.

I serve from a place that is life affirming.

My services provide deep meaning to me and that’s exciting.

My hope is that my passion is contagious and spreads into areas of your own life.

COMMUNICATION