Hi! I’m Danya (she/her), and I am a pansexual, Indian-American, immigrant, neurodivergent, cisgender woman who believes that everyone deserves access to expert, affirming mental health care. My counseling practice is informed by intersectional feminist theory, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), humanistic therapies, and my own experiences as a queer woman of color. In counseling, I strive to center curiosity and cultural humility. Conversations about identity, culture, and the impacts of systemic oppression are welcome. I have experience working with young adults at various stages of the coming out process, including those who do not identify with the process and the associated labels.
Collaboration and mutual respect are key to building a strong therapeutic alliance, so clients can expect candid and compassionate communication. Therapy sessions can involve verbal processing, breathwork, skills practice, body awareness, and/or other evidence-based interventions that resonate with the client. If you are ready to cultivate change, explore identities, create meaning, or navigate a difficult situation— reach out to me. I would love to support you in your journey to a more abundant, embodied, and fulfilling life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. I am currently receiving supervision in order to obtain my independent license in the state of Ohio. I received my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Ohio State University in 2023. Before transitioning into counseling, I worked in the service industry, higher education, and community organizing.