Nov 28, 2020
Danielle is a psychotherapist working with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. After receiving her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, she served her community by teaching classes and providing therapy to men and women impacted by incarceration in Los Angeles.
Danielle currently provides trauma-informed treatment to teens experiencing incarceration in East LA. She is the lead clinician of a specialized unit housing female-identified youth victimized by sex trafficking or suffering complex trauma.
To ensure longevity as a frontline provider of critical mental health treatment, Danielle consciously makes her own wellness a daily priority. The use of grounding activities, incorporation of mindfulness theories into workout routines, and practice of gratitude and compassion with herself and others work to ensure that her “wellness cup” is full before attempting to pour into others’.
Through her work, Danielle aims to decrease negative stereotypes that deter many folks, especially those of racial and sexual minorities, from accessing appropriate mental health services. Danielle’s ultimate goal is to open a juvenile justice reentry center that will provide well-informed, holistic services to this underserved and often forgotten population.
[00:01 – 02:15] Introduction of Guest
[02:16 – 03:25] Wellness Tip of the Week
[03:26 – 10:16] Who is Danielle Dyer?
[10:17 – 24:21] Mental Wellness is for Everyone
[24:22 – 29:32] Wellness Cup
[29:33 – 39:10] The Manifestation Segment
[39:11 – 43:42] The BOI Talk and Hop Segment
“In our society, we discard those people, you know? We think we call them felons, or we don’t think that they deserve to participate in society once they get out. And I felt that really on my heart to connect with these people and show them that yes, you are worthy of love. Yes, you are worthy of resources. You are worthy of a beautiful life.” – Danielle Dyer
“What I hear the most from people who are incarcerated is that they just want to not be forgotten.” – Danielle Dyer
“Mental health is very important. It starts to impact your physical health and your relationships if you don’t take care of it. So that’s just important for me to make sure that I’m good before I try to make anybody else good.” – Danielle Dyer
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