Danielle Kofler, MA, Ph.D. (Candidate)
Danielle Kofler is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Clinical and Counselling Psychology program at the University of Toronto. She completed her masters at the University of Toronto. She works with adults and adolescents who present with mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and interpersonal difficulties.
Danielle’s therapeutic approach is integrative in nature and draws from a variety of modalities in order to best fit her client’s needs. She utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness-based approaches. She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for clients’ growth and change, and that the journey to change begins by providing an atmosphere of empathy, trust, and support.
Danielle completed several clinical training placements in both hospital and post-secondary settings, specializing in mental health and health psychology. She completed a placement at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where she provided assessment and therapy services to patients and family members who faced cancer diagnosis and treatment, along with sexual health counselling to patients and couples post-treatment. She also completed a rotation at Toronto Western Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program, where she worked with patients who presented with eating disorders, emotional eating, trauma, and body image issues. Danielle also has a longstanding interest in working with young adult populations, as she treated emerging adults and students at University of Toronto’s OISE Psychology Clinic and at York University’s Counselling Centre, who presented with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance use,
and emotion regulation difficulties.
Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, attending concerts, and travelling.