danielle mcwilliams LPC NCC

danielle mcwilliams LPC NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Individualized, Relevant, Positive & Engaging Therapy for Young People Navigating Modern Life! I help clients gain confidence, guide their own ship, identify strengths & create empowered ideas about themselves; supporting them on their path to understanding who they are & who they might become!

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503 544 7631

1524 NW 23rd Avenue

Suite D

Portland, OR 97210

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $65-$130

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2011

Languages: English

Services

  • Teen
  • Child
  • Group
  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

As a counselor I work from a general theory base of Existential Humanistic and Systems Theory; focusing on the dynamics of creativity, mindfulness, and self-awareness within the context of a person’s worldview. My approach is collaborative & strengths-based, utilizing cognitive, experiential, somatic, creative & relational therapies to encourage clients’ abilities to problem solve, navigate modern life, self-comfort & develop their identity. In sessions clients find a unique space to notice their experiences & observe their place in the world around them. Through this process of individualized, relevant, positive & engaging therapy, clients’ self-expression, awareness & empowerment are cultivated & opportunities for growth & healing can be explored & experienced.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Children & Adolescent Treatment from Lewis & Clark College, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. My training in both fields helps me to see both the individual & the bigger systems (family, culture, world, etc.) that they exist within, allowing me to offer my clients a wider perspective & larger framework from which to examine problems & their impact, which I find particularly useful working with young people. I have been a Nationally Certified Counselor since 2011 & have been providing direct services to youth & families since 2003. I’ve worked with children, adolescents, teens, young adults & families from a diverse variety of backgrounds, communities, & belief systems; I have experience with issues that span the spectrum of struggles young people may face. My work has been done in private practice, elementary, middle & high schools & the juvenile court system.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    What task is greater than personal growth while in the adolescent & young adult phases of life? It emerges quite naturally as a focus during all my work with young people. Identity exploration, awareness of values and needs, and imagination are all cultivated as therapeutic pathways towards becoming more oneself!

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    My truest focus as a therapist is working with young people, & whatever issues or struggles they may be facing, with a developmentally & culturally relevant approach. All theoretical or practical training has been filtered through this lens, leading to a specialized style of building strong therapeutic relationships, supporting & facilitating young clients' ability to navigate their way through...

  • Self-Esteem External link

    Messages about being & loving yourself abound these days, but to feel a sense of authentic self-worth these messages must be supported with deeper meaning! In my practice we focus on gently cultivating a greater awareness & acceptance of what makes you YOU, while exploring how to put those qualities, ideas, & concepts into self-caring practice that nurtures empowerment, compassion & integration!

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Loss, grief, & bereavement take many forms & can have a lasting impact on who we are & how we see & be in our world. Whether our loved one is human or a special animal relationship, processing & healing after loss is essential. Through rituals, expressive work & myriad ways to remember & honor the connection shared, a new place to hold our love safe & secure can be created, treasured & maintained.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety is such a shapeshifter, and seems to be a nearly unavoidable companion of the modern era. Learning to recognize & diminish signs & symptoms, as well as transform how we relate to anxiety can facilitate movement, new experience, and a sense of relief from dominating impact.

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