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THERAPIST'S HISTORY

Danesha began her counseling career in Memphis, Tennessee by beginning a girls mentoring program at her high school Alma Mater labeled "Strength Matters."

Danesha graduated from The University of Memphis with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Research and Education.  Danesha also completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

While in in school, Danesha served as a Mental Health and Substance Use Counselor Intern assisting dual diagnosis and addiction recovery.  Danesha shortly later served as a Family Systems Counselor Intern providing counseling services to domestic violence victims, family witnesses and victimizers.  Amongst completed academic studies, Danesha served as the Lead Adolescent therapist at an Acute Hospitalization Program in Mississippi.  After moving to the state of Florida in 2019, she served as the Lead Adolescent therapist of a Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Facility. In both job roles, I provided counseling to individuals with severe crisis, suicide ideations and attempts, mental diagnosis cormorbid with alcohol and substance use, and extreme behavior management risks.  She then served as a Traveling Therapist Independent Contractor for the Lee County Public Schools System providing therapy services to inner community children and families.

Danesha's leadership skills, impact of therapy, and values of individualized therapy skills has led to her new journey in private practice, initially beginning with Lifescape Counseling Services, LLC as an Independent Contractor and now as the owner of Dream Identity Counseling.

Danesha believes that social change and community health stems from individual healing. In the height of 2020, as Covid-19 and social injustice took a rapid adjustment for attention and force of change, she was asked to guest speak and share the need for holistic wellness in platforms such as Kid's Minds Matters, My Autism Connects, MADD SWFL and Lifescape Counseling Services, LLC.  

During the peak of Covid, Danesha served as a therapist at Lifescape and was the agency's Video Content Creator of virtual content shared on social media to promote self-care intentionality during lockdown stages in 2020. Her weekly live virtual segments of Art-to-Heart provided the community creative and artistic tools to release their stressors, thoughts and feelings through creative expression.  The virtual segment became an in-person art therapy-technique group and is currently available in the Fort Myers area.

Danesha continues to bridge the gap of Minority Mental Health needs for community resources and connection for systemic success and wellness.