|License and Certification
||Licensed Clinical Social Worker, National Association of Social Workers, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Infant and Toddler Mental Health Specialist, Primary Care Behavioral Health Specialist, WPATH Transgender Care.
|Expertise and Background
||Danielle Givens, LCSW has been a social worker for over a decade. Shortly after her graduation in 2013, she served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines working with youth and families in a rural community outside of the capital, Manila. She has worked in rural healthcare since then, specializing in community mental health and substance use treatment.
As a primary care behavioral health consultant, Danielle strongly believes in a holistic approach to health – our physical and emotional well-being are one. She is passionate about mental health, spending time with patients to help them understand their diagnoses and how best to manage them. She believes that we all deserve space to explore, feel, and learn that no two patients are the same. She specializes in chronic pain management, anxiety and depression, trauma treatment, and behavioral lifestyle interventions. She strives to be a LGBTQ+ ally, providing medical letters of necessity for gender reassignment procedures. She can also meet with patients to assess for Emotional Support Animal letters.
Danielle's journey into social work was by way of side roads in criminal justice, psychology, and a research internship at the VA. She was profoundly impacted by the need for mental health support in her community and impassioned to explore avenues of change. She loves working in the primary care setting, alongside talented, empathetic coworkers striving to do the same. She engages in regular continuing education to keep up with the latest evidence-based treatments.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cats, traveling, watching anime, hiking, and playing at the beach.