- MSW, Binghamton University
- BA, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Ithaca College
Professional interests: LGBTQ+ concerns, transgender and gender identity concerns , masculinity and emotion, intimate relationship challenges, family of origin issues, life transitions, anxiety, and depression.
Dani's favorite part of the job is helping students explore their identities and values. They use a client-centered, strengths-based approach to help students tap into their inherent skills while adding new tools along the way. Dani’s lived experience as queer, non-binary clinician, along with training in this area, support her passion for providing affirmative care for LGBTQ+ students. Dani is excited to return to the higher education setting because she thinks this life stage, though sometimes overwhelming, is also full of possibilities. Dani finds it rewarding to get to bear witness to the full range of human experiences and to get to highlight someone’s growth and resilience. Dani's practice is informed by mindfulness strategies, somatic therapy, DBT skills, motivational interviewing, and poly-vagal theory.
Outside of work, Dani enjoys hiking, kayaking, and exploring the many beautiful places in and around Ithaca with her family and friends. She likes to take pictures, write poetry, grow veggies and flowers, and build things in her free time.