Danielle Ciccone, LPCC is a therapist and the founder of Agoura Hills Counseling. Danielle continues to see clients for therapy, and also serves as Clinical Director.
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #4677 – California Board of Behavioral Sciences
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – UCLA – 2009
- Master of Science in Psychology – University of Pittsburgh – 2013
Additional Clinical Training Post-Masters
EMDR Therapy Basic Training – Institute for Creative Mindfulness – 2019
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) – PESI – 2019
- Ego State Therapy – Robin Shapiro – 2021
Clinical Settings I Have Worked In
- Private practice therapy office
- University based outpatient therapy office
- Drug addiction and alcohol abuse residential and outpatient treatment center
- Community mental health center
- Field based clinical services
- Short term residential crisis house
I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches in my practice, depending on what I see as best suited for each client’s individual needs. I understand that therapy is not “one size fits all.” I integrate what I see as the best parts of each therapy approach that I’ve studied in order to deliver a comprehensive service for my clients. I have studied many types of therapy, and I am always seeking out more information. I regularly take courses to learn about different treatment modalities or therapeutic interventions.
I love people. I love getting to know them, trying to understand them, trying to figure out what motivates them and determining what is most important to them. I especially love to see how similar all human beings are, no matter how different they appear on the outside or how different their lives look. There is no doubt that we are all unique, but I have found that we all share the same types of pain, and the same types of joys. People tend to think they’re alone in their struggles, but I have the unique perspective of being able to see that they truly are not.
Though this work is not easy, it is incredibly rewarding. I’ve heard a lot of very sad and tragic stories. But more often than that, this work is inspiring and absolutely fascinating. I’ve also heard some incredibly moving and uplifting stories full of hope and resiliency. I never want to stop hearing the stories people have to tell.
This is a job, yes. This is my livelihood, and this is how I support myself and my family. But, more than that, it is a large part of what makes my life so meaningful. It is a large part of my purpose. I want to participate in healing. I want to cultivate joy, forgiveness, compassion, and love. I get to do that in this work. I am forever indebted to the universe for giving me this opportunity.