Danielle Payne, MS, CMHC
Evoke Therapy Programs Coach
Danielle’s strengths are rooted in kindness and patience. She has an empathetic approach and supports individuals, families, and couples in in identifying patterns that create disruptions in their relationships and interfere with everyday life. As an attachment-based therapist, Danielle supports her clients in developing stronger connections and healthier family dynamics.
Education & Prior Work Experience
Danielle is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, having earned a Master of Science in counseling from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. Danielle has over ten years of experience in the mental health field, and over five years as a wilderness therapist. Danielle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Environmental Science from the University of New England in Maine. Danielle has a deep understanding of the importance of working with the whole family in addition to the individual client, thus allowing family members to grow, both individually and as a system. She believes that being intentional creates a space for clients to access negative thoughts and feelings then release them, allowing the brain and body to heal.
Danielle utilizes several modalities include Brain Spotting, Trauma-Focused CBT, SMART Recovery as well as a Safe Zone Certification working with the LGBTQ+ population. Danielle has vast experience addressing struggles with depression, anxiety, trauma, adoption, and attachment difficulties. She uses a holistic approach in her work and pulls from a variety of therapeutic modalities to best fit each individual’s specific needs. Danielle takes pride in using a relational approach and in creating a safe and comfortable environment for her clients.
Danielle is the youngest sibling and has always had an adventurous streak. She was born and raised in New England and as a true east coaster, she loves spending time immersed in the great outdoors. When she is not at work and teaching students about the power of nature, she can be found outside on adventures of her own which include road trips around the country, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, rock climbing, and camping. All of which include her partner and their fur baby, Ranger!