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  • Danielle Dufon

    Graduate Clinical Intern

    Danielle received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Alma College in April 2017. During that time she also obtained a minor in Early Childhood Educational Studies. She is currently a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Oakland University and will graduate in April 2023. She has been a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) for the past year. 

    Danielle‚Äôs background includes three years of applied behavioral therapy with children with autism and one year of teaching children between the ages of four and five. Throughout her program at Oakland, she has taken classes in Addictions, Research, and Couples and Family counseling. 

    During her time at Oakland, she completed a practicum at Oakland University SEHS Counseling Center. There she worked with diverse populations with an extensive variety of mental health issues. 

    Her theoretical foundation is very person-centered. She believes that everyone has the answers inside themselves, they just need a little help finding the answers and executing them. She aims to create a warm and inviting place; to establish an environment that encourages healing and exploration. She believes that each client is unique and she strives to use techniques that are appropriate to each individual. She enjoys collaborating with her clients to come up with plans and goals that are appropriate for their treatment. Other counseling approaches Danielle uses are multi-cultural, humanistic, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  

    Danielle enjoys providing therapy to a variety of clients of different ages, experiences, and backgrounds. She enjoys working with clients on diverse issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-confidence, and grief and loss.