Daniella is a registered Social Worker whose main passion is to support individuals in their journey to overcome their challenges. She truly believes when individuals are provided with the proper resources and guidance from their community during times of uncertainty, they will have the proper tools to flourish and achieve their lifelong goals. Daniella has worked with many individuals from various walks of life and has experience supporting them with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, isolation, loneliness, panic disorders, and family therapy.
Daniella currently works within the geriatric community, specifically those with Alzheimer’s and dementia by providing resources and short-term therapy to them and their loved ones. She also has experience working with individuals who were unfortunately involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Daniella approaches therapy as a healing process, providing an inclusive space to talk through concerns, validate emotions, and implement skills when needed. She primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions, as well as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness to help tackle unhelpful thoughts and provide skills to better assist with managing stressful situations. As someone who loves to add to her toolbox, she continues to seek ongoing updates to her skills and knowledge base.
Education: Daniella holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, with a minor in Psychology from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University). Daniella is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Daniella has also completed the Social Service Work and Early Childhood Education programs at Sheridan College.
Recent professional development certificates from PESI include Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD/trauma (veterans, first responders, sexual violence, eating disorders), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy. As well as health anxiety using different modalities (CBT, ACT, ERP), inner confidence, shame and sexuality from SickKids.