Before attending the NC School of Massage Therapy and becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMBT #12394) in 2012, Danielle provided nutrition counseling as a Registered Dietitian with Carolinas HealthCare System. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Public Health in 2005 and completed Meredith College’s Dietetic Internship Program in 2006.
Danielle describes herself as a “rising phoenix” and inspires others to rise from the ashes and live their best life. She is a self-proclaimed mental health advocate, given she has been through a lot of “stuff” in her 35 years. She has battled anxiety and depression since she was 10 years old and struggled with emotional eating in her teens and early 20s. She was raped at age 27 and three months later, attempted suicide. Danielle has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but has since discovered how to rise above her mental health challenges.
She recently began hosting a talk radio show, “Serenity Now – Holistic Approaches to Health & Happiness” with WSIC News. Each week, Danielle chats with a different guest, often licensed health professionals who offer holistic approaches to wellness or inspiring humans who have a motivational story. Once a month, she features a local non-profit who is making a difference in our community. Her ultimate mission is to educate others about mind-body-spirit approaches to health while decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Show podcasts are available for replay online anytime (link below) or you can listen every Saturday at 12:30 pm EST on 105.9 FM (Lake Norman area) or 100.7 FM and 1400 AM (Iredell area).
Danielle believes in giving back and volunteers as a LEAD (Live Excellence Achieve Dreams) Team Member with Young Elites, a local non-profit and leadership organization for high school girls. She has begun speaking publicly about her life experiences, is in the early phases of writing a book and is beginning to mentor other small business owners & young women who want to lead.
Danielle received the ACHI Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018. She was chosen as one of Mecklenburg Times’ 50 Most Influential Women in 2017, was named one of Lake Norman’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Huntersville Herald in 2015 and received one of Lake Norman Woman Magazine’s Women of Will Finalist Awards in 2013.
Please Note: While Serenity Now is happily accepting new clients, Danielle no longer accepts new clients in order to accommodate her “regulars”. If you would like her to make a therapist recommendation for you, simply email email@example.com with your goals for treatment, massage pressure preferences (light, medium, or firm/deep) and any pertinent medical history.
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