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Our Philosophy

At Discover Counseling Center, we believe emotional and relational healing is a multi-step process.  Our goal is to help individuals, couples and children find healing through self discovery, to find healthy ways to express thoughts and feelings, and to learn how to communicate to gain understanding and compromise. We not only guide our clients though this emotional exploration, but will also provide tools to help achieve measurable improvements in your life.

About Our Founder

Danielle Dawson - Director/Therapist, LMFT 81529

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families whom may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship issues, parent-child issues, or chronic low self-esteem.  I have a passion for couples and sexual therapy and have always had a natural ability to sense the emotions of those around me, giving me the ability to see the world through their eyes and share their perspective.

I strive to help others determine what they want out of life and give them the tools to achieve those goals.  Working together, I help my clients understand any trauma, crisis or negative experience in life is an opportunity to discover a healthier self and find the power within to thrive in life.  By understanding their feelings, goals, fears, and dreams then develop positive beliefs and behaviors to cope with the stress and anxiety of everyday life.  By providing a positive and safe environment filled with empathy and acceptance, I can help you understand yourself in order to do the work necessary to find balance in your life through self-awareness, purpose and power

About Our Therapist

Cristine MacDuffee-Rainer – Child/Adolescents/Teen LAMFT 98426

I enjoy helping children and teens to understand themselves and others, to grow to see their unique potentials, find their voice, well-being, and skills to cope with difficult emotions and experiences.  I utilize an eclectic approach pulling from the realms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Educational Therapy, and more.

I have extensive experience working with unique populations such as: youth with Problem Behaviors, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays, a wide variety of Learning Disabilities, Academic Underachievement, Alternatively Schooled Children, Giftedness, Foster Youth, Adopted Children, Bereaved Children, Children with Sensory Integration Disorder, Hard of Hearing and Speech & Language Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders and Dual Diagnoses.

My rare blend of training and life experiences allow me to work seamlessly with a range of ages, from infants/toddlers through the young adult population.  Parent involvement and comfort is an important aspect of therapy with children that I support and encourage.  I find working with children and families to be extremely rewarding because there is so much potential for growth and positive change to occur.

Discover your path to health and happiness

Discover Counseling Center is accepting new patients.  Please call or email to make an appointment.

Regular Office Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: By appointment only