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
I was hired as a case manage at Rawhide in New London in 2017. I transitioned to a residential therapist role in 2019. I started to see outpatients in the spring of 2020 and hope to fully transition to outpatient by the fall.
I currently work with adjudicated minors and their families. I facilitate individual, family, group, and equine sessions. I am trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Many of our clients have experienced significant trauma which affects how they view the world and work their way through it. I tell my clients I never give them a pass for their behaviors from past trauma, but try to help them understand how it affects their thinking process. Often time these process can lead to impulsive decision making resulting in dangerous or unhealthy choices. I often use system and narrative approaches with clients. We talk about everything in their lives being part of their system and their lives are their story. I also incorporate cognitive behavioral theory to help clients think about their thought processes affect their behavior.
Prior to Rawhide I was a line therapist working with children on the autism spectrum and worked with adults with a variety of mental health diagnosis in a group home. I have also worked with a variety of children while directing summer camps for almost ten years. I spent four years in the Marine Corps in the early 90’s. I also drove a semi for almost twenty years before going back to school to pursue my MSW.
I have an advanced practice social work license with the state of Wisconsin and earned my Master of Social Work degree from UW-Oshkosh in 2017. I earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Liberty University in 2013.
Keziah earned her master’s degree in mental health and professional counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in human services at from Springfield University.
Keziah has worked 10 years with law enforcement and worked part-time for two years as a sexual assault advocate. She also worked at the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office while gaining experience as an outpatient counselor at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac County.
Keziah works with youth and families, focusing on trauma and crisis situations, especially in the areas of sexual violence, domestic violence, sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, and suicidal thoughts. She takes cognitive behavioral approaches through play therapy, school-based therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to help clients struggling with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and relationship dynamics.
“I believe that counseling is the road that leads to growth and healing. I also believe that everyone has a story and a voice that deserves to be heard, understood and validated.”