Dani is completing her final year of the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University. Tully, the Australian Cobberdog, is working on his training as a therapy dog. Dani has a wealth of life experience including lived experience as a late-diagnosed autistic woman and is a fluent Spanish-speaker. Tully is only 1 year old, and is working on his English.
Dani has studied and travelled extensively to learn about people in other cultures, living in London and spending 12 years in Peru where she studied and worked as a Gestalt counsellor. She has also worked in large organisations, has experience teaching children and adolescents in English and Spanish. Dani has a passionate interest in helping other neurodivergent people live a good life on their terms, focusing on strengths-based view of autism and ADHD. Dani is enthusiastic about working with individuals and their families to support development, growth, mental health, and wellbeing. She understands the value of a support network for the client, and the importance of working collaboratively with parents, families and schools for effective therapy. Dani uses a client-centred approach to therapy, tailoring interventions to the individual’s needs with a commitment to evidence based practices, and a particular interest in animal-assisted therapy. In her spare time, Dani enjoys having fun with her family and their three dogs.