Danielle Dirmeitis, MA, LAC, NCC
About Danielle (she/her/hers)
Hi there! I’m Danielle and I’m a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) here at WHC. My approach to therapy includes developing the foundation of a strong therapeutic relationship to address your desired goals and assist you in finding balance and peace. We all come from different walks of life, and I am passionate about providing a safe and compassionate space to embark on your own healing process.
I have the privilege of walking alongside a diverse range of individuals including children, teens, young adults, and adults. My experience includes working with those who are healing from trauma, adult children of alcoholics and emotionally immature parents, and physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, as well as those struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
During sessions I provide unconditional positive regard while holding space for your challenges and concerns. My hope is to gently guide you in identifying the changes you would like to see in your behavior, internal dialogue, and your life as a whole. I also understand that sometimes, we just need someone who will listen to our story and support the healing process. Together, we can create a plan to make small changes for long-term, monumental growth.
I often utilize techniques rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) to help you identify the barriers you may be facing on the path to living a fulfilling life, whether they be internal or external. Together, we may explore how the past may be affecting the present, and hopes for the future. I am passionate about providing non-judgmental, compassionate, and trauma-informed care.
For self-care, I am open about engaging in my own personal therapy, and also enjoy spending time with friends, watching scary movies, or trying out a new recipe.
Supervised by Lauren Tripodi, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
- Relationship and family conflict
- Adjustment to life transitions
- Practicing mindfulness and acceptance
- Managing anxious and depressive symptoms
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Multicultural & Social Justice
- Building self-esteem and cultivating self-compassion
Monmouth University (2019)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor in Criminal Justice
Montclair State University (2022)
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD (2023)
Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Course (2021)
Health at Every Size Training (2021)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training (2021)
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Training (2021)
Van Volkom, M., Dirmeitis, D., & Cappitelli, S. (2019). An investigation of the connection between parenting styles, birth order, personality, and sibling relationships. Journal of Psychology & Behavioral Science, 7(1), 55-63.