Danielle Daniels

Associate Licensed Counselor, UAH Counseling Center

Biography

I have been a counselor with the UAH Counseling Center since July 2017. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and a Bachelor of Social Science in criminal justice from Wiley College. I earned a master's degree in counseling psychology at Alabama A&M University in May, 2017. While there I was able to intern with Glenwood Autism Center, which helped me gain experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum. I gained insight, strategies, and tools that helps me serve and empower this population. 

I also interned with The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Counseling Center where I found a passion for working with college students. During this internship, I was able to work with various diverse populations creating innovative change through outreach and individual counseling. In May 2017, I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Alabama A&M University.

I began my counseling career in July 2017, pursuing licensure with the state of Alabama at The University of Alabama in Huntsville in order to meet the mental health needs of the students. Supporting students with individual counseling and providing them with essential resources for personal success is a goal that I work towards every day with every interaction here at the Counseling Center.


Favorite Quotes

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”– Marianne Williamson

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

Favorite Books

Darius Jones, by Mary B Morrison

Oh the Places You Will Go!, by Dr. Seuss

Dare to Lead, by Brene Brown

Favorite Movies and TV Shows

I enjoy watching ALL MARVEL MOVIES!!! I also love Law and Order SVU and Flip that House on HGTV.

Hobbies

I enjoy writing poetry, reading different types of books, watching Netflix, hanging with friends, and shopping. I also enjoy exercising, running, and really most outdoor activities.

What's your favorite thing about working at UAH?

I must admit that counseling and outreach with the students is truly a passion that has blossomed since working at UAH. Specifically starting a journey of healing, understanding, and growth with a student through counseling, while helping them realize that they have the power to move forward from every difficult situation and circumstance in their life, is the absolute most fulfilling moment. UAH is full of mysteries and surprises which allows every day to be a new, worthwhile adventure.

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?

I would choose the most advanced level of telekenisis. I really like the X-Men movies, and this power is the most impressive and exciting to me.

What is something about you that would surprise others?

I love my ME TIME. As much as I love interacting with people, trying new activities, and honing my skills as a professional, my time alone has been the best moments for me to be able to grow and develop as a person. Also, I love going on day/weekend trips to explore different cities, and I also really enjoy coloring big pictures in kid’s books with color pencils.  And lastly, I LOVE TO LAUGH!!!