Resiliency Therapists

Danielle Vance

Founder / Therapist: 

I grew up in Colorado in the 70’s with a single “hippie” mother and 2 other siblings struggling with poverty and trauma. As a child I was the person others seemed to come to for listening and insight - my mother called me her ‘wise child’. I spent my 20’s learning the philosophy and foundations of psychology. I had always had a deep spiritual awareness and longing in my seeking of “the study of the soul” = psychology. Following a spiritual teacher named Mata Amritanandamayi from age 19-32 and wanting to be a monk and serve the world, I had asked her to live in the ashram and do her work with her. Amma wisely told me that I would be hiding and I needed to be in the world helping in my own way. I eventually became a mother (best ever!) and started a private practice.

Although my tough childhood naturally paved the way for becoming a trauma specialist in my therapy practice, my other passion is relationship dynamics and health in all types of relationship spanning across romantic partnership, family, friends, nature, the earth, and God. Connection is the basis of all our basic needs and untangling the unhealthy dynamics we are taught into a more free, authentic and intimate connection.


Danielle’s Professional Journey and Trainings include:

  • BA in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy at CU Denver 98’
  • MA in Transpersonal Psychology at Naropa University 02’
  • Private Practice 2005 - Present
  • Served on The Colorado Licensed Professional Counselors Association as a Chair for the Ethics and Jurisprudence Committee 2005-2007
  • Co-Founded Highlands Wellness Center 2009 - 2021 Denver and Boulder Center for Crime Victims 08’ to Present Testimony and advocacy work with survivors of violence.
  • Training in Core Energetics 06’
    • Emotional Freedom Technique, certified 09’
    • Gestalt
    • CAC III 05’ Addictions certified
    • Somatic Experiencing certified 14’
  • Meditation for Yoga Teachers
    • Core Power Yoga 2010 - 2013
  • Trauma Informed Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainer
    • Belly Bliss 2010 - 2015
  • Organizational Psychology and Restructuring Team work -
    • SungateKids Jan 22’
  • Parallel Process Recovery and Teaching
    • SungateKids July 22’


Be Resilient:

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination." - Carl Rogers