Danielle De La Cruz

Danielle De La Cruz


Danielle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2014. Danielle then graduated with her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lakeland University in 2020. Danielle is a passionate eating disorder advocate who is committed to de-stigmatizing these illnesses. Danielle is also interested in understanding and educating others on society’s influence on mental health.

Danielle previously worked as a Therapist at Caillier Clinic in Eau Claire where she created and implemented The BEST program (Behavior, Education, Skills, and Therapy program). Danielle has a wide range of experience, which includes, working with individuals with autism, emotional-behavioral concerns, youth/adults who struggle with mental health concerns, youth involved in the juvenile system, and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). Danielle has worked with children and families for nine years in different settings, including, in-home therapy, behavior analysis programs, group homes, school settings, and in the community.

Before transitioning to Stevens Point as an Outpatient Therapist, Danielle worked at the PHP/IOP level of care where she coordinated a variety of different group therapy sessions and become well-versed in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Danielle believes that change occurs within therapeutic relationships grounded in unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness. Danielle works in collaboration with her clients to help identify therapeutic goals that align with client values.

Danielle is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her family. In her free-time, Danielle can be found camping, hiking, fishing, or simply enjoying some fresh air.

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