Gina Daniels, MS, LMFT, CDWF
Gina Daniels is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering counseling for individuals, couples, and families in the Buffalo location. Over the years she has worked most extensively with children, teens and their families. She is interested in working with clients and who they define as the “family,” or their most significant relationships. Issues of trauma, grief, loss, transition, abuse, and diversity have been central to her work throughout her career. She co-facilitates many DBT skills groups, and is current certified in the Daring Way™.
Gina Daniels, MS, LMFT – Marriage and Family Therapist
Since 1994 Gina has worked with children and families in a variety of settings. Gina began her career working in youth ministry and secure juvenile detention. She built on her career in 2000, earning her Master’s degree and license in School Counseling (K-12). As she reflected on what she enjoyed most about working with children and families, she decided to go back to school in 2008 to become a therapist, focusing her time with clients on healing to attain their goals. In April of 2010, Gina earned her certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. During her studies at St. Mary’s, she added Play Therapy courses and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) training. Gina is a licensed a Marriage and Family Therapist and working to become a Registered Play Therapist. Gina has spent time at the St. Cloud Children’s Home.
I understand that you would rather not be here talking to a stranger. Wanting to solve problems on your own (or as a couple/family) and keeping matters private, is something I respect about you. As your therapist I want to keep you safe and honor your fears and doubts. In our time together I will focus on your strengths and the things that are working right. As partners in this process I will be there for you (and the family) as you generate new solutions, gain a deeper understanding of your relationships, and develop your goals. Some of my clients have enjoyed working with a variety materials to express their ideas in therapy, using sand trays, miniatures, art supplies, play materials, music, and other forms of media. Using new ways of ways expressions may help family members, couples, or individuals, see things from a whole new vantage point. Let’s see what works for you and and feels right. You get to decide. As a natural process of child development, children use toys and play to communicate their thoughts and feelings. I will help you to develop your listening ear within these important relationships, while giving you my own undivided attention and compassion. Let’s meet to see if you want to take the next step in moving life forward.
BOLD – A Courage Building Training for Adolescents by Daring University – 2019
The Daring Way™ Training – 2018
- Experiential Play Therapy by Byron Norton – July 2011
- Filial Play Therapy (CPRT) – St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
- EMDR – Trauma Institute www.childtrauma.com
- TFT (Thought Field Therapy) By Jill Strunk, Ed. D, LP, TFTdxVT http://www.tftrx.com
- DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) – DBT Associates www.dbtassociates.com
- Early Trauma Protocol – Katie O’Shea
- Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociative Symptoms: Treating Children with Pervasive Emotion Dysregulation Using EMDR Therapy and Adjunctive Approaches – Ana Gomez, MC, LPC
- Couples Therapy Brent Atkinson – EFT Type therapy www.thecouplesclinic.com/
- Play Therapy Conference, Spring 2008 http://www.mnapt.net/
- Certificate of Marriage and Family Therapy – St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
- Master of Science in Professional School Counseling (K-12) – Minnesota State University at Mankato