Therese Daniels is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual, couples, family, and group counseling.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University with a Major in Human Services and Minor in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University. She began her experience in human services as a college intern and has been in the field ever since. Her early experience was mostly with children, adolescents, and families; later in her career, she added adults and couples to her practice.
She uses a variety of techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Nature Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy to help people of all ages through issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Coping Skills Development, and Self-Esteem/Identity Growth. She believes in working collaboratively with clients to identify areas of concern and then working together to figure out how best to meet their needs.
Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and Depression are two emotional states that can occur often, sometimes together and sometimes separately. Anxiety can lead to depression and vice versa. They can come about due to a life circumstance or just because of our natural brain make up.
No matter how these feelings arrive, Anxiety and Depression can make life very difficult and confusing for people of all ages. Motivation can be a struggle and isolation becomes inviting.
Therese uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help clients through these negative emotional states. She can help identify negative self-talk, mistaken beliefs, and altered thinking patterns and work to replace them with new positive thoughts, beliefs, patterns, and behaviors. Using DBT, she can also help introduce distress tolerance techniques and new coping skills.
Being aware of the present moment, the here and now, can be a struggle.
The world around us is so busy. It is easy to get distracted and overwhelmed and this can create anxiety. Technology is great in many ways, but has also contributed to our minds being flooded with new information all of the time and to the idea that we are available for others nonstop and immediately. This makes it difficult for people to just be. To sit with themselves and their thoughts and feelings.
Therese can use Mindfulness techniques to help you figure out how to be in the present moment. Using the senses such as smell, touch, taste, sounds, and vision, she will help you discover the beauty that lives in the here and now.
It is so nice to get outside and take a breath of fresh air for anyone at any time. Nature is always growing and so are humans.
Therese believes that getting outside and connecting with nature can facilitate a link with a person’s ability to grow and connect with themselves internally. Nature can also be very helpful in alleviating the physical and emotional sensations that come along with anxiety and depression.
Using Mindfulness and Nature Therapy, Therese can help you see and appreciate the beauty that is all around and bring out the beauty and strength that is in you. She will offer the option to have Walk and Talk sessions for individuals in Fort Washington State Park which borders The Resiliency Center. She will also offer group walks on occasion.
Coping Skills Groups
Sometimes coming together with other people who are experiencing something similar to you can be comforting. When we are struggling, we feel alone, but it is very likely that there are a lot of other people feeling the same distress.
Coping Skills are important, but when we are in the middle of something stressful or are anxious in general, it can be difficult to come up with coping strategies on our own. Therese will work with you to create coping skills that will be helpful in both everyday life and in anxiety-provoking situations. She will offer groups and workshops for children, teens, and adults. Coping skills can be helpful at any stage of life!