My Education

My education journey began nearly 30 years ago with obtaining a BS in Business Management, and an MS in Elementary Education. I later returned to school to refocus my helping career and obtained an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Education and Supervision from Capella University. I am also a Prepare and Enrich marriage facilitator as well as a Board-Certified Professional Christian Counselor.

As a wife of nearly 40 years, mother and grandmother, pastor, professional, spiritual mother, sister, and friend I would say my professional training and life experience is valuable and my heart’s desire is to impart to others knowledge, wisdom, and counsel to live life to the fullest.

Disclaimer: Dr. Danita is not a clinical psychologist. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She earned her PhD in counseling education and supervision.

My Passion

I am a passionate people helper. Whether through education, counseling, prevention or intervention I love facilitating emotional and spiritual healing and wholeness to those who carry the burdens of their past, the burdens of family, the burdens of poor decisions and ultimately the burdens of life.

My Experience

For over 30 years I have enjoyed my experience as an educator, seminar facilitator, conference speaker, professional development trainer, mentor, and professional counselor. My passion for educating and counseling has focused primarily on mental health – particularly trauma, marriage and family, spiritual growth, and development. I have worked primarily with businesses, education institutions, non-profit organizations, and religious organizations.

As a licensed marriage and family therapist and the owner and clinical director of Mending Hearts Family Counseling, I passionately provide clinically and culturally sound counseling to individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds as well as lead and clinically supervise a team of amazingly compassionate and skilled professionals. I also enjoy every opportunity to integrate my clinical and biblical knowledge in counseling or conference speaking.

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