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Danette Palomar

Danette Palomar


25 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Child Development Specialist with 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing a variety of concerns, including but not limited to struggling with emotional regulation, the management of symptoms of depression or anxiety, Autism and ADHD. I utilize a collaborative approach in therapy, striving to create a safe and supportive environment for my clients and their families where concerns can be explored, individual strengths can be recognized and personal growth can occur. I believe that change occurs with the support of family and significant others, and encourage participation in the therapy process when possible. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling and Child Development with a specialization in Early Intervention from DePaul University. Throughout my career, my training and work experiences have encompassed a variety of settings including hospital, community mental health, and intensive outpatient settings. Most recently, I have worked in private practice providing therapy, in addition to training graduate level interns and providing clinical supervision to pre-licensed counselors.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

During our first session, we will focus on building rapport, in addition to gathering historical information that will help me to get to know you better. I want to create a safe, collaborative, non-judgmental space where we can explore why you have chosen to engage in therapy, and from that we will begin to develop a plan working towards the positive changes you are seeking.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I approach each individual as a unique entity and utilize a variety of treatment modalities to meet their needs and reach identified goals. I view treatment as a collaborative journey, building on individual strengths, and working toward developing more productive coping strategies, better communication skills, and building a stronger sense of resilience. I also believe that creative expression is inherent to an individual's growth, development and healing process, and incorporate expressive arts to promote healing and well-being.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have been integrating CBT into my work for many years. We will focus on recognizing how your unhealthy thoughts impact your feelings and behaviors. Then, we will create a concrete plan to challenge and change distorted thinking patterns, developing greater self-awareness, leading to a less anxious and stress filled life.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Practicing mindfulness is a key way to gain insight and awareness about oneself, as well as those around us. It can help reduce stress, over-reactivity and feeling of being overwhelmed by what is happening in daily life.


My approach to working with individuals is to meet them where they are in their journey. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities that may shift throughout our therapeutic process. I believe that flexibility in this therapeutic relationship is key to change and growth.


I work from a developmental perspective, and believe that early relationship experiences impact and shape who we are as human beings. Through exploration of these experiences, it can help one more fully understand who they are currently as individuals and move forward in a healthier, more productive manner.