Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I was the second born of six siblings and the oldest girl in the family. Growing up in this environment has afforded me with a protective and nurturing stance, which often propels me to speak up for my hometown and for the people around me while honoring their inner beauty and strength. These roots culminate in both a toughness and a compassion that have been invaluable to me in my journey as a mental health provider.
I was able to stay in the city that I love while pursuing my bachelors and master’s degrees in psychology and counseling at The University of Memphis. From there, I began my field work while pursuing a license as a clinical mental health counselor (LPC-MHSP). Over the past 9 years, I worked with a community mental health agency that specialized in family violence prevention and helping children, adults, and families with a vast array of treatment concerns. I conducted clinical risk assessments for individuals in the Domestic Violence Assessment Center and have years of experience working with the family as a unit in a family anger management program. I assisted individuals and families with developing communication skills, general social skills development, stress and behavior management skills, among other needs.
My training and experience has included utilizing such approaches as: TF-CBT, ACT, Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) and PCIT, and I am currently obtaining training in DBT with an emphasis on serving individuals with ADHD. Although not limited to, I enjoy working with clients with an interest in receiving counseling from a Christian perspective. In general, I approach each client from a non-judgmental place, using a holistic approach to treatment, addressing each client’s welfare in body, mind, and soul by using a variety of techniques and modalities. I believe that the counseling room is a sacred space for healing and consider it an honor to walk alongside my clients in times of change and growth.
About the Author: Liesl Danley
Outside of work, I enjoy listening to or watching my favorite true crime show or podcast or watching a good comedy movie. You’ll find me spending my time with my blended family (of five kids!) and my friends, whether it’s playing board games, cooking out, playing outside or visiting all the fun places around town, like the famous Memphis Zoo. As a self-proclaimed foodie I enjoy going out to eat at all the different restaurants that Memphis has to offer. My faith is most important to me and I enjoy connecting with other believers at church or wherever I may be. When I have the time, I also love doing CrossFit, yoga, reading a good book and traveling, especially anywhere there is a beach.