Danielle Burns, Depth Psychologist® brings work experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from clinical practice, faculty education, mental health rehabilitation, and child welfare services. She worked as a Children's Social Worker and Children's Services Administrator for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Danielle also worked as a Los Angeles County consultant to the California Department of Social Services, Children and Family Services Division. She has a background in providing quality management services to students, clinicians, and non-clinical staff as a clinical director and clinical supervisor in the non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Danielle specializes in the application of heuristic inquiries through the creation of participatory action research and the development of teaching programs in the humanities, arts, behavioral, and social sciences. Her clinical inquiries explore functional behaviors and evolutionary processes, and how such behaviors affect consciousness development in human beings through attachment relationships.
Having developed a broad understanding of depth psychology approaches to healing, Danielle brings symbolic understanding to participants through holistic lifestyle, healing, wellness, and recovery planning, teaching, and activities. She has a passion for developing programs for community liberation, restorative justice, peacebuilding, alternatives to violence, and reconciliation in organizations, facilities, institutions, communities, and families. She is deeply involved in exploring and addressing the profound effects of trauma, injustice, violence, and exploitation on psychological, organizational, communal, and ecological well-being. She is also committed to treating complex trauma in children, youth, families, and adults using psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, Jungian, archetypal, relational, object relations, and attachment-oriented theories and approaches.
Danielle earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Psychology with a Minor in Social Work degree from San Diego State University. She earned a Master of Social Work degree with emphasis in Children, Youth, and Families from California State University, Long Beach. She also earned a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Depth Psychology with emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Danielle is a scholar of religious studies. She is given the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies from Reverend William E. Hall at Rose Ministries for her spiritual life pursuits, dissertation research, and theological studies in the written work, "Differing Holy Moments: An Inquiry of the Archetypal Numinous in Prenatal Attachment."
Danielle's primary areas of focus include researching social, environmental, and behavioral dynamics in communities of color, and fostering their success in all areas of life, including that of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), Neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ people. She has precise training and expertise to educate diverse audiences through the creation of performance art and participatory research. With more than 20 years of experience, she has this ability to design innovative programs for populations spanning various cultural and educational backgrounds.
Moreover, Danielle is a singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, storyteller, and voiceover artist in the theater for arts, social and behavioral sciences, having authored copyrighted works in literature, songwriting, radio, television, meditation, and film. Her written works are available online at iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube, and on other television and radio platforms throughout VoiceAmerica Radio and Television.
Danielle is the host, public speaker, entertainer, and event planner at over 200 public conferences, retreats, weddings, receptions, and funerals in accordance with the bylaws of her corporation. Danielle is also a talented voiceover artist at Voices.com. "She has a smooth gentle kindness in her sound with perfect voiceover instincts" - Dan Levine, Award Winning Actor and Voiceover Talent.
As host of the radio documentary, Love, Psyche and Soul®©, Danielle explores the self-portrait narratives of singers, songwriters, musicians, clinicians, teachers, and authors through an archetypal lens. The project aims to develop a broad understanding of Jungian analysis using multimedia art, music, spoken word, and film. Interviews, commentary, and sound pictures are presented using depth psychology approaches, and may include original music compositions, creative sound design, and traditional journalistic radio reporting to cover issues in greater depth.
Mindful attention is given to experiences that inform the development of the whole self while also cultivating a caring presence and fullness of life that is grounded in love, compassion, and inner transformation. By exploring this vital intersection between the arts and sciences in such multisensory works as, writing, narration, choreography, theatre, music, and poetry, participants bring consciousness to important issues through the power of healing, storytelling, and participatory research to enhance the lives of listeners.
Her copyrighted research, Differing Holy Moments: An Inquiry of the Archetypal Numinous in Prenatal Attachment©, is available at ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. It paved the way for the exceptional value of Differing Holy Moments® as a unique approach to researching and producing arts engagement projects for clinical and educational purposes.