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THE DREAM IDENTITY MISSION

“Bridging  the gap of Minority Mental Health needs  and empowering healthcare workers through creatively navigating  systemic success and wellness.”

Mission Statement 

It is the mission of  Dream Identity is to help individuals and family systems cultivate the life they want by providing tools to help break generational cycles, remove unhealthy norms and take advantage of resources and support that can be given in efforts to navigate past and current challenges while becoming their authentic "Dream" self.

Vision

The vision of Dream Identity is to use years of training and experience to create and provide result-driven services  to help others recover and renew  through counseling, creative support, self development tools and community based services. Specifically, we serve healthcare workers by prioritizing care-taker burnout and workplace balance to promote effective care for a greater community system of wellness. Our initiative of community wellness is channelled through holistic and creative modalities to break the stigma and resistance towards mental health care. 

 

The Therapist 

Danesha Simmons, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, located in the State of Florida and founder of Dream Identity Counseling.  Danesha values family, creativity, adventure and collective wellness.

  Danesha works under the belief that Community is built within each individual.

  “If we are all individually accountable for how we are cultivating our best self, we create a greater community.”

                                                                                       -Danesha 

Inspired by the people in her life that continue to maintain a positive outlook, authentic character and faith in some of their darkest moments of life, their will to strive showed Danesha that, "Failure is only when you stop trying, not when life shifts direction." Teaching her that dreams are made from constant trial and error and change is inevitable to create our Dream Identity.

Danesha has created multiple services in the mental health field to promote holistic and creative wellness within the community. Read more of her works in her official bio.

 

SERVICES 

Some of the Mental health and self developmental services Danesha and her organization, Dream Identity Counseling provides include:  Minority Advocacy, Business Wellness Consulting, Public Speaking, psycho-educational counseling and the Art-to-Heart art therapy technique and release groups which holds the Teen Art-to Heart Summer Camp Scholarship Program.

APPROACH

Danesha's approach for individuals, families, and the community is to promote holistic wellness.  She connects the ability to incorporate  integrative psycho-educational modalities, practices of mindfulness, and expressive art therapy techniques to help you grow from a life of carrying those heavy feelings inside to effective coping.  She works with her client's to help them learn effective skills to get off their routine “go-mode” of life and promote balance and stress release. As a National Certified Counselor, Danesha  holds value in collaborating with community partners to promote social change.  As a Coach, she uses an array of skills to provide services that give you solution focused tools for success.  As a Certified Trauma Professional,  she believes that the individual is a part of a greater system and each shares a role for cohesion and support.  As a wellness consultant, she  takes a deeper view into how each work employee contributes to personal and workplace wellness.

"The Dream Identity": About Me
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CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Mental Health Counselor #22427
National Certified Counselor

  • Certified Family Trauma Professional

  • Clinical Tele-mental Health Certification

  • Certified Chronic Disease Management Trainer

  • Certified Mindfulness Instructor

  • Certified Expressive Therapies: Creative Interventions for Emotional Regulation and Self-Awareness 

NETWORK MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Counseling Association

  • Gulf Coast Mental Health Counselor Association

  • Minority Mental Health Committee of SWFL

  • Psychology Today

  • Therapy for Black Girls

  • Therapy Tribe

  • Thervo

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