Danielle Schaefer

Danielle Schaefer

Danielle Schaefer M.MFT, LMFT-A, has Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Family Studies and in Biblical Studies. She has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, holding licensure in Ohio.

National Provider Identifier: 1235713710

All MCO counselors are approved to work in all 50 states.

EXPERTISE LEVEL: Certified

RATE: $310/per month

Connect: (855) 755-3797 ext. 0932

A Note From Danielle

In my counseling space, you will be met with authentic compassion for anything you, your relationship, or your family is going through. You can trust that I take my responsibility as a Christian counselor seriously. This strong sense of responsibility means I will utilize both the training I have received and my professional experiences to help you as efficiently and effectively as possible. Relationships can be full of sadness, pain, anger, and mistakes. I would love the opportunity to come alongside you in the hard places of life.

I earned my Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology & Family Studies and in Biblical Studies. My Master’s degree is in Marriage and Family Therapy.

My specialty is relationships – both the relationships you have with other people and the relationship you have with yourself. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families. In my most recent position, I worked with a wide variety of challenging situations: trauma, abuse, anxiety, broken relationships, intense conflict, depression, and self-harm.

The decision to attend counseling is not always an easy one. If you have fears or anxiety surrounding the counseling process, it would be an honor to process those with you. I see every family and couple as unique, and one of my favorite parts of my position is having the opportunity to learn about each person’s story, and then tailor my approach to best fit you. I would consider it a privilege to walk with you as you seek to improve and grow in your relationship with Christ, and in your relationships with yourself and others.

Danielle Schaefer

Counselor Competency

MyCounselor has as its aim to be the gold standard in faith-based mental health. Our counselors are required to have undergraduate studies in theology, practical ministry, or psychology and have completed a graduate (master’s) degree in mental health (professional counseling, clinical social work, marriage & family therapy, etc.).

  • We only hire around 2% of applicants
  • Require at least a Master’s Degree in Mental Health
  • 2-Year Post-Graduate Residency in Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling® (NICC)
  • 400+ hours of Continuing Education each year

After submitting an application package that includes transcripts, references, and video responses to a structured interview, qualified candidates are invited into a multi-stage interview process. During the process candidates will meet with clinical supervisors, perform a mock therapy session, and participate in a training with the MyCounselor clinical team. If advanced from the final interview with the Director of Clinical Services, candidates are offered a position on the clinical team and matriculated into the MyCounselor residency.

During residency counselors complete multiple rotations of clinical training and experience with specific populations, including individuals, couples, families, and teens. Specifically, residents are trained in the MyCounselor proprietary model of care: Neuroscience Informed Christian Counseling® (NICC) as applied in practice with various presenting issues.

The thorough training our counselors receive in a broad array of specialized rotations equips them to address counseling concerns ranging from the common to the complex.

Counselor Residency Rotation

Individual: Trauma-Informed Care (AEDP, AF-EMDR, IFS, EFIT)

Presenting Issue(s): Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress & burnout, grief, aloneness, shame, insecurity, self-esteem, addictions, friendships, work dissatisfaction, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, childhood sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, spiritual stagnation


Couples: De-escalation & Attachment Bond Restructuring (EFT)

Presenting Issue(s): Communication, trust, parenting, money, in-laws, expectations, roles


Couples: Sex Therapy (ABCST)

Presenting Issue(s): Sexless marriages, pain disorders, arousal disorders, desire differences


Couples: Sexual Addiction & Infidelity Recovery (CSAT)

Presenting Issue(s): Porn & sex addiction, sexual affairs, emotional affairs


Couples: Dating & Premarital (SYMBIS)

Presenting Issue(s): Premarital, family of origin concerns, relational expectations, commitment difficulties, compatibility questions, conflict resolution, wedding stressors, friend group conflicts


Family & Teen Issues:

Presenting Issue(s): Divorced & blended family dynamics, teen development issues


Group Therapy Dynamics:

Presenting Issue(s): Group work across a variety of focus areas


Personal Development Coaching:

Presenting Issue(s): Coaching for personal and professional development

Recent Testimonial

Danielle is so insightful in helping me have tools for processing thoughts and feelings. I feel more centered and ready to tackle my week after spending a session with her.

-Amanda

Danielle’s Most Recent Article
How to Rebuild Attraction in Marriage by Josh Spurlock

Post Date: April 16, 2024

By: Danielle Schaefer

Physical touch is a crucial component in a healthy relationship. In this article, I offer very practical tools you and your partner can use to strengthen the non-erotic touch in your relationship.

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