Dani Rupp, MSW, LSW, CTMH - Therapist & Care Coordinator
Hi! I’m Dani. Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together, knowing that you had all of the pieces, but still feeling that you needed the help of another person - another perspective - to complete it? That’s how I view therapy. Asking for help is the first big step. I firmly believe you have the tools you need already within you, but it might be helpful to have someone come alongside you to help you find them, bring them out, and put them in the right place. I would love to join you in the process of gently putting together the pieces so that you can reveal and realize the full picture of your greatest potential and claim all of the joy that is yours for the taking.
My passion is to empower my clients in a safe, empathetic
environment. Naming emotions and struggles, as well as identifying healthy coping skills to work through them, are crucial components to holistic wellness. I utilize various therapeutic techniques, all with the central values of a strengths- based, creative and unique approach for each child, adolescent, family and individual.
I am a PA Licensed Social Worker with a master's degree in social work from West Chester University. During my training and for several years after graduation I provided therapy as an outpatient and mobile therapist for children, adolescents and families in the office, homes, community and school at a non-profit agency in Chester County.
During this time I became certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I have witnessed children and adolescents who have experienced trauma progress from not being able to talk about their trauma to being able to write full trauma narratives about their lives. It is truly inspiring and I am honored to be a part of the healing process, for both children and their families.
Recently I spent 18 months working with International Justice Mission (IJM) as an Aftercare Fellow working with survivors of sex trafficking in South Asia. My main project was researching, writing and editing a comprehensive & culturally adapted training manual on Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for clinicians. I also organized and participated in Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Trainings and helped with other programming to support survivors. This fellowship was a wonderful intersection of many of my passions- justice, social work, faith, travel and service.
As the world continues to change, and therapy with it, I am committed to continue learning, researching and receiving clinical supervision to best help my clients. Recently I completed a certification course to become a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) to be better able to meet the current need for telehealth. I also hold postgraduate certificates in Postpartum Depression & Related Disorders as well as Telehealth Treatment for Postpartum Depression and Related Disorders.
In my spare time, I enjoy running/hiking, and sitting down with coffee and a good book.
Please reach out if you are interested in working together to connect the pieces of your life puzzle, and maybe even discover pieces of yourself you never even knew you had. I believe the end result could be a beautiful picture.