B.Danielle Engle—Person Centered Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI

“Let go of how you thought your life should be and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” –Caroline Myss

A helping relationship

Growth and healing can be funny concepts. As a therapist and a fellow human, I believe that these are elements in life that we all seek to find across our lifetime, but don’t always know where to begin in initiating the journey. There are also times when we are resilient and well versed in growth, healing, or coping but become stuck or perhaps entangled in various ways. I view the therapy space as a place in which an individual can connect with a helping professional in such a way that they feel safe, validated, and affirmed to begin or reroute their journey. I am a firm believer in the importance of authenticity and building a genuine relationship as the foundation for creating the space to grow through the therapeutic process. I find that this naturally fosters a foundation of love and nonjudgement that aids folks in engaging in the exploration necessary to thrive through the hardships experienced in life.

Take a step towards growth

While the adversities that we experience in life are vast, I typically work with clients experiencing excessive stress, difficult life transitions, caretaker burnout, trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.  I have a wide variety of experience working with youth, adults, and seniors from a multicultural lens.  Through this work, I have also been honored to walk alongside those working through navigating and exploring identities, experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, service members, and their support systems.   I employ trauma-informed practices with elements of psychoeducation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) while teaching coping skills along the way that help to mitigate stress and ground us at the moment as we seek to acknowledge, understand, learn, grow, and thrive in difficult times.     I am eager to meet you wherever you are along your journey.  Taking the time to determine whether I may be a good fit for your needs is important.  Please reach out to schedule a free phone consultation prior to getting started or call our office to learn more about availability.