Hi, I'm Danielle!
I'm the founder of Arizona Connections Play Therapy, & I am so excited you're here! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor here in Arizona & working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). I know every counselor says that they are passionate about what they do, & I gotta say... I am! I absolutely love working with kids through the magic that is play therapy. Play is the language of our children. Kids learn who they are through their primary relationships in their lives. With one adult and one child, sessions involve a variety of structured games, engaging & challenging interactions, & nurturing moments to help caregivers understand their child’s thoughts, feelings, and actions on a more intimate level. I will see kids 2- 4 hours a month; caregivers live with them! They are the experts of their children, so I expect that they will be taking what is done in session and start implementing activities, vocabulary, strategies, and more into their home.
I also work with clients through trauma as well as provide consultation to other licensed practitioners. I am more than happy to integrate a Christian perspective into session if requested from those that I am working with.
On a personal level, I have been married since 2014, and we have three rescue dogs. I enjoy working out, board games, and Pokemon battles. I serve in my church's children's ministry weekly as well as sing in the church choir.