ABOUT DANI BANAL
Dani enjoys and specializes in working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety-based disorders including social anxiety, panic, specific phobias, and general anxiety. In addition to anxiety disorders, Dani also works with individuals experiencing depression and low mood, parenting challenges, and ADHD. Dani incorporates a person-centered approach when utilizing evidence-based treatments of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Dani works with children, adolescents, and adults, along with their families and loved ones. She believes that engaging a strong support system is critical to success in treatment. Dani strives to create a therapeutic space that includes humor and creativity and aims to build a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients.
Dani’s studies in the field of social work have supplemented her strong background in mental health with an understanding of the person in their environment and unique differences between clients. Dani offers telehealth (video sessions) and in-person meetings with clients.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (ERP)
Anxiety Disorders and Specific Phobias
Behavioral Activation and DBT for Depression and Low Mood
Parent Coaching for ADHD
2018- Bachelors of Arts in Child Psychology
2022- Masters of Social Work at the University of Minnesota
Currently receiving training in I-CBT for OCD treatment
2022 - Licensed Graduate Social Worker