Danielle Espinosa, MS, LMFT #144040

About Me

I am a queer, Filipina American therapist and author born and raised in Northern CA and currently based in Los Angeles. When I’m not in the office, you could probably find me reading at a local coffee shop. My favorite authors include John Green, Celeste Ng, Kaveh Akbar, Paige Lewis, Erin Morgenstern, RF Kuang, and Melissa Febos. Other things I love (in no particular order) include: writing, playing piano and guitar, singing, exploring independent bookstores, nerdfighteria, Hozier, and Broadway musicals. You might notice that many of my tattoos are subtle references to my love for literature and music. I'm a cat mom to my beautiful calico, Persephone, who frequently makes appearances during sessions.


Education and Training

I graduated with my Master of Science in Counseling at California State University, Fullerton, and am pursuing my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision through Antioch University Seattle. My clinical experience ranges from working in a non-profit setting with adult survivors of domestic violence and foster children/families, and in a school-based agency with intermediate students. I am trained in EMDR and completed my training through a BIPOC-specific course focused on working with marginalized communities, racial trauma, and generational trauma.

Clinical Interests and Approach

I specialize in working with second-generation Asian American adults and survivors of interpersonal trauma. Common issues I work with include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and relational and generational traumas. I am passionate about integrating cultural awareness and sensitivity with all my clients, particularly how oppressive systems such as racism, sexism, and capitalism impact my clients and their emotional, mental, and physical well-being. In a typical session, we may work to explore intergenerational trauma and the messages you received as a child through your family, culture, and society in order to understand how they impact you now as an adult. I believe our inner wounded child affects how we show up in our day-to-day lives, relationships, and how we love ourselves; my goal is to help guide you toward healing and loving your inner child, thereby learning to love yourself more. By exploring intergenerational trauma, we will create compassion for your family and culture while recognizing what values and tactics may have helped your family survive, but no longer serve you today.

book page beside eyeglasses and coffee
book page beside eyeglasses and coffee