There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.
I Know This Much Is True…
I’m a diehard believer in the strength and power of the human spirit. Though some might say it’s a tall order, I want to help build a world full of people with integrity, compassion, and insight. That is what this work is about for me.
My general areas of practice are depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationships, life transitions, trauma, and coaching. I work with adults, couples, and adolescents. My practice is strength-based, solution-focused and utilizes mindfulness as a scientifically based behavioral technique.
There, that’s the psychobabble part.
Here’s the straight talk: this work is about so much more than symptoms. It is about becoming empowered, learning skills, identifying strengths, and becoming more resilient. It’s better than having a life coach; it is having a personal trainer who not only helps you identify your goals and stay motivated, but shows you what goes into the emotional muscle you are building so you can reach those goals and thrive. You don’t need a diagnosis to do this work, you need the desire to live your very best life.
DANIELLE KEMPER MSW, LCSW
Explorer/Public Land Lover/Desert Rat
Here’s the backstory about how I came to do this work:
I take the masters class in resilience, hope, and the strength and power of the human spirit from these beautiful kids. They remind me that not only does the incredible will to survive reside in each of us but also the power and ability to change our stories. Because of my work with them, I switch my career from political social work and community organizing to the therapeutic work of helping people to know themselves and their strengths (so that they can go out and change the world for the better).