Danielle Jonas, LCSW
Danielle Jonas is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy with children, adolescents and families. Danielle earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and in history from Indiana University. She continued her education by earning a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University with a concentration in pediatrics. She went on to complete an interdisciplinary pediatric palliative care social work fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard School of Medicine.
Danielle has extensive experience working with children and their families in both inpatient and outpatient children’s hospital settings. She has worked individually with children of all ages as well as with families and couples around mental health concerns, grief and loss, decision making, and overall family coping. She has also facilitated support groups for parents and siblings.
Danielle works hard to understand individual perspectives and experiences, assisting both children and their families in articulating needs and goals in order to optimize emotional well-being and happiness. She believes that quality of life experience is subjective and that children and families function best when each person in the family feels that their voice is being heard and respected. She tailors interventions and communication patterns to be in line with child and family needs.
Her areas of experience include emotional regulation and processing, play therapy, literary resources for coping and processing, anxiety and depression, the role of social media in peer interaction, grief and bereavement, family communication and decision making, and coping with chronic illnesses, disability and anticipatory grief.
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