Daniele is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with the children and families of the East Bay for over 20 years. She received her Master’s from the University of Chicago and worked at the University of Chicago Hospital’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She attended the University of Santa Cruz for undergraduate school and received a BA in Community Studies.
Daniele specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families with self-regulation issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, learning differences, autism, and externalizing behaviors. She uses a client-centered, culturally-responsive, strength-based, approach in her therapeutic work.For 15 years, Daniele worked at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland. She began there in the Community Outreach and Support Program (CORE) where she provided home-based, long-term therapy for high needs youth and their families.
From there Daniele moved on to help create a Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHI) for the Primary Care Department. She has also dedicated much of her personal and professional life to addressing issues of social and racial justice and was a founding member of the hospital’s Taskforce for Cultural Accountability and Responsiveness.
Daniele is a proud Berkeley resident. When not at work, Daniele enjoys spending time with her family and her 2 Wheaten Terriers (Pickles and Louie). Daniele also loves to read, travel, garden, craft, explore the Bay Area, and see live music. Daniele is a serious home chef with an extensive cookbook collection and enjoys cooking for a crowd.
Her happy place is the beach at Sea Ranch where her family has a home. Daniele is thrilled to be part of the CIP family. She feels incredibly fortunate to be part of this dynamic program.