Danielle Brooks

Graduate Student Intern
Northwestern University Masters in Mental Health Counseling

 

847-908-8700 x104
danielleb@illuminatingyou.com

Who I Work With

  • Adjustment to Phase of Life Issues
  • Anxiety and Stress Management
  • Career Transitions
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Identity and LGBTQAI+ issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem and Personal Growth
  • Stress Management

Danielle Brooks is a dedicated Master level graduate student at the Family Institute, Northwestern University, specializing in mental health counseling. With a passion for empowering individuals to overcome challenges, Danielle brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to her practice.  Danielle Brooks is a multi-talented individual with a passion for holistic well-being and exploration. 

Her strengths lie in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and life experiences. Drawing on her extensive training, Danielle excels in assisting adults in various life stages; from young professionals navigating career transitions to individuals seeking personal growth and fulfillment in later stages of life. Danielle employs a Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, emphasizing the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Her expertise in this evidence-based technique enables her to help clients develop healthier thinking patterns and coping strategies. 

Committed to advocating for her clients, Danielle ensures that their voices are heard and their needs are met. She actively collaborates with other professionals and resources to provide comprehensive support. Danielle believes that every individual deserves to lead a fulfilling life, and she is dedicated to guiding her clients towards their personal growth and well-being. With a warm and approachable demeanor, Danielle is skilled at building strong therapeutic relationships while providing a solid foundation for meaningful progress. She believes in the inherent strength and resilience of every individual and is dedicated to guiding her adult clients towards a path of self-discovery and personal fulfillment.

Personal quote:

When she’s not gracing the screen with her captivating performances, you’ll likely find Danielle immersed in the world of meditation, finding solace and balance within. She also has a fervor for travel, seeking new experiences and cultures to broaden her horizons. Her zest for life shines through in her pursuits, showcasing a woman of depth, mindfulness, and a genuine love for the world.

Danielle is often heard saying that “Strength is found in vulnerability, and healing begins with self-compassion.” This philosophy reflects her belief in the transformative power of self-awareness and the importance of embracing one’s own journey toward mental health and well-being.