Danielle Walker

Master of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Portland State alum. I hold degrees in Social Work, Public Health, and Human Biology. I am LGBTQ+ allied and trained. I recognize my privilege as a cis, hetero, able-bodied and white-passing clinician, and I work to leverage my position within systems to further equitable practices that honor the experience of those I serve.

Genuine human connection, holding space for the development of self-awareness, space to safely show up authentically, and reverence for the complexity of individual experience are the cornerstones of my practice. I am a graduate of OHA’s DELTA program, focused on illuminating and addressing areas of inequitable health and social practices, and creating space for the voices of those being served.

I draw on each field of study as I work to increase the congruence clients feel in their body, mind, and the systems (and relationships) they find themselves part of within society. I take a pragmatic approach to therapeutic interventions, assisting clients in the development of a coherent narrative of their personal and relational experiences, drawing on my training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, neuroscience, somatic experiencing, affect regulation, mindfulness practices, and clinical applications of polyvagal theory.

Danielle Walker