About Danielle Minkin
Danielle Minkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner. She utilizes an eclectic approach based on each client’s individual needs. Danielle’s core belief is that “people start to heal the moment that they feel heard,” as eloquently stated by Cheryl Richardson. As a helping professional, it is Danielle’s priority to establish a nurturing environment for free self expression. The primary goal is to help the client feel understood, supported, and safe in their work together. Once that therapeutic relationship is formed, Danielle believes that together, she and the client can begin to learn effective ways to manage stress and create goals for growth. Danielle utilizes an integrative model of psychodynamic, humanistic, and strength-based approaches to assist clients in regaining balance and promoting growth.
Education and Certifications
- M.A. in Counseling, Art Therapy Specialization
- B.A. in Psychology , Monmouth University
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC)
- Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
As an advocate for life long learning, Danielle is actively involved in attending workshops and conferences as well as presenting in them. Danielle graduated from Caldwell University, studying Counseling with an Art Therapy Specialization. Danielle has had experience organizing and participating in presentations for the New Jersey Art Therapy Association, Caldwell University, and Association of Student Assistance Professionals of New Jersey. Danielle continues to be actively involved in the Caldwell University Art Therapy program and continues to mentor and supervise current graduate students.
Why are you passionate about providing mental healthcare?
“Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” – Mariska Hargitay.
Many people often worry that having to seek help is a sign of weakness, when in actuality it is a sign of strength. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a provider at Harmony Bay Wellness. It is my mission to provide warm, engaged, and personalized care to clients as they become ready to take that first step.