Internal Family Systems (IFS) offers a trauma-informed path for helping split-off parts of ourselves find connection to inner wisdom. Without the self, or "wise-one-within," our inner system tries to numb itself from feelings of shame, fear, anger, and sadness through numbing, distracting, or avoiding. The qualities of self help our inner parts feel seen and safe express their inherent wisdom. Parts work takes us on a journey towards taking care of our own inner family using qualities of self such as compassion, courage, clarity, creativity, connectedness, calmness, courage, and confidence to decenter from the inner critic.
IFS involves inner child work as a way of integrating attachment wounds, shame, or childhood traumas. Re-parenting tools can help repair secure attachment and develop an inner ability to feel worthy and self-validating. IFS with attachment theory, self-compassion, and re-parenting techniques are used to heal the inner child, restore self-leadership in the psyche, reduce addictive avoidance and numbing behaviors, and get free from the inner critic.
Art therapy can access nonverbal parts of the psyche and externalize what is occurring so that it can be observed, processed, and integrated. Art therapy can also expose us to our fears and what makes us uncomfortable within a safe container. It can also be used as an emotional regulation tool, offering mediums to help discharge stress or pent up emotions in non self-destructive ways. Exploring problems creatively offers personal guidance and solutions.
Sessions include time to process and dive into areas of concern, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD and neurodivergence, transitions, relationships, codependency, sexuality and sexual identity including trans and non-binary individuals, victims of verbal/emotional/physical/sexual abuse and domestic violence, highly sensitive people, eating disorders, psychedelic integration, creative blocks, spiritual crises.
All sessions require a free 20 minute consult before scheduling.
Sessions: $150/hr for clients in Hawaii, Colorado, and Oregon
Sliding scale available, income-based
Pay out of pocket in Hawaii and Oregon
Accept United, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, and more in Colorado
Danielle Meyer, PhD, LPC/LMHC
I am a licensed counselor offering an eclectic approach to telehealth outpatient psychotherapy in Hawaii, Colorado, and Oregon. I completed a MA in Art Therapy at Adler University in Chicago. I also completed an MA/PhD in Depth Psychology: Jungian and Archetypal Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I wrote my dissertation on Active Imagination and Archetypal Astrology in C. G. Jung's Black Books. I am in supervision to become a Registered Art Therapist (ATR). I have worked at various levels of care (i.e., partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and private practice) utilizing Internal Family Systems and Art Therapy.
I am am gender-affirming and kink-positive therapist, in support of the LGBTQ+ community. I also support decolonizing and recovering from systems of oppression in western capitalist society that contribute to mental illness, such as ablism, racism, and fat-phobia. I aim to help individuals restore a lost sense of identity by healing multi-generational trauma and connecting to the spiritual practices of their ancestors. I support the Anti-Diet, intuitive-eating, and Health at Every Size philosophies.