Danielle DeFrancesco


Danielle DeFrancesco, Licensed Professional Counselor, earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University in 2015. Prior to earning her master’s degree, Danielle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Child Studies at Miami University of Ohio. Through hands-on clinical experience, coupled with research on child behavior and parental attachment relationships, Danielle quickly developed a passion for working with children and families. She specializes in assessing and treating complex childhood trauma, in addition to a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders. Her experience has allowed her the opportunity to work with clients as young as 1.5 years old in outpatient, residential, and school settings. Danielle’s continued education and training since Miami U. has also resulted in a passion for working with those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Danielle is recognized as a Masters Certified Addiction Professional and enjoys providing family-focused addiction education and interventions to aid in the recovery of the family unit as a whole.

Regarding her clinical approach, Danielle believes in the power of advocacy and empathic listening as tools for change in the form of empowerment, self-sufficiency, and self-esteem. She is adept in employing an extensive range of treatment modalities and combines evidenced-based practices with creativity and holistic wellness to meet the unique needs of her clients. She has over 5 years of clinical experience conducting Play and Sand Tray Therapy and frequently integrates Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) interventions into her work with adults. Danielle is additionally Certified as a 200 Hour Yoga instructor and enjoys implementing yoga and mindfulness-based interventions into her sessions with clients. With unconditional support and strength from their counselor, she believes that anyone is capable of developing insight to enhance their personal growth as a physical, emotional, and spiritual being.