Danielle Pond, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMT4023)
Danielle is a military spouse (Go Navy!), a mother of five including three step-children, a divorcee, a friend, a sister, and a daughter. She has a breadth of life experience that allows her to bring a unique openness and empathy to her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Danielle is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is passionate about helping military families and first responders and can relate to many of the trials and tribulations of being a military family who are often under pressure and on the move. Danielle also enjoys working with the LGBTQ community and can help you process the challenges of minority stress, relational ambiguity, and obstacles to forming cohesive support systems among other typical couples’ challenges.
Danielle completed a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University and is now a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern working towards full licensure. Danielle is trained in a variety of systemic models including EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) which is an evidence-based family therapy model proven to help couples and individuals with anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, infidelity recovery and more. Danielle has also completed training in Gottman Couples Counseling theory and interventions and has training on numerous other evidenced-based systemic family therapy theories and interventions. Danielle is experienced in assisting individuals and couples towards healing and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve optimal health and happiness in their lives and relationships.
Areas of Specialty:
Couples: Communication issues, conflict resolution, emotional or physical intimacy concerns, LGBTQ issues, military couples, infidelity recovery, pre-marital counseling
Individuals: Anxiety, depression, change of life challenges, divorce, grief and loss, work/life balance, dating and relationship problems, military members, PTSD, other trauma related issues, addiction, Eating Disorders/Body Dysmorphia
Adolescents age 11-19: Social skills and interactions, self-esteem, relationships, academic stress, anxiety, depression, Eating Disorders (Utilizing Family-Based Treatment and/or EMDR)
Families: Parenting, parent-child and co-parenting relationships, blended families and/or extended families, boundary and discipline concerns
Danielle believes that trauma, loss, grief, and other sources of pain in life do not define you – what you do for yourself to heal does. If you are struggling in life or in your relationships, Danielle would love to join you on your unique journey to finding peace, happiness, and healing.