Danyel has a Masters Degree in Social Work from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She provides therapy for a wide range of clients including children, teens, families, adults, couples, and groups. Her areas of specialty include addressing issues related to mood, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, AODA, and dual diagnoses. She is knowledgeable in a variety of treatment modalities including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, and uses a Strengths Based Approach.
Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hello! My name is Tyler and I believe that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. If you trust me, we can work to make the changes in your life that you desire. I do not judge who you are or where you came from-my concern is whether you are living the life you want to live. From my own experience, I believe the real indicator to making life meaningful comes not from “Where have you been?”, but “Where are you going?”.
I have been with the Collaborative Wellness team since February 2018. My supervisors, Linda Richards and Lindsay Loewe, helped me learn to work with clients from elementary school all the way to late adulthood. I believe our families of origin greatly influence our functioning and responses to stress. But I also know that we can change our reactions to stressful events/people through deeper understandings of ourselves, and the ways we treat ourselves can protect us or hinder us (or somewhere in between). I utilize CBT, family-systems and existential theory, and play therapy in sessions.
Sometimes things happen in life that we cannot expect or prevent. Sometimes our brains respond in ways that leave us stuck in a rut. The beautiful thing about life and hardships is that if we are still here, we can have control over our lives and recoveries.
I am thrilled to be part of Fondy Cares, helping kids in their mental health journeys. I worked as a nurse in behavior health for many years, in acute inpatient unit and the past two years in private practice in Fond du Lac. My practice consists of therapeutic listening, supportive therapy, alternative approaches to mental health care, and helping clients with medication management as needed. The basis of my therapy is relationally based on attachment theory, with goals of helping both the parent and child.
I have a wonderful husband with whom I enjoy praying, singing, kayaking, gardening, and rehabbing old stuff. We have four adult children and four grandchildren who live around the world…giving us the opportunity to travel. We have three dogs that also keep us very busy.