Mental Health Therapist
Danielle was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She developed a love for music and musical theater while singing around the house with her three sisters. When she wasn’t playing guitar or performing on stage, she developed a deep interest in Psychology and interpersonal relationships and studied Social Work and Sociology in college.
After college, she started a teaching program and earned her teaching credential and Master of Education while she taught 6th and 7th Grade Science and Social Studies in Nashville, TN for two years. After her niece and nephew were born, she moved back to San Diego where she taught 12th Grade English. Throughout her years of teaching, Danielle noticed the layers of needs students and school communities have and she realized her passion for continuing to work with youth, but instead as a mental health therapist. She went back to school for her Master of Social Work at UC Berkeley where she also received her PPSC (Pupils Personnel Services Credential) with the intention to work in schools. She was thrilled to discover Mending Matters and is thrilled to join the team!
Outside of work, she loves spending time with friends and family, cooking/baking, reading, yoga or attending a concert or a musical.