About Danielle Marks

Danielle Marks is an LPC. Danielle works with a variety of clients but her primary interest lies in working with adoption & foster care issues, eating disorders trauma and women's issues.

Life Balance versus Giving 100%

Life Balance Imagine you have an empty cup and that you could fill it with five different kinds of juice to make a fancy juice blend. Now, pretend the 5 juices are work, family, self-care, spirituality, etc. Now, pretend that the cup represents you. If you tried to dump all of the juices into the cup [Read more...]

By |2018-09-19T11:22:34+00:00April 10th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Life Balance versus Giving 100%

Eating Disorders are Not Just a Female Issue

  The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) explains that although eating disorders impact those in all genders, socioeconomic statuses, and racial groups the “stereotypical person with anorexia nervosa is a rich, white, adolescent girl” (National Eating Disorder Association[NEDA], 2016). This stereotype can discourage others who do not fit the stereotypical definition of someone with an [Read more...]

By |2018-09-19T11:24:51+00:00March 30th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Self Harm, Stress|Comments Off on Eating Disorders are Not Just a Female Issue

More Love: Adoptive Parents

When I first started this blog post I had a pretty straightforward idea of what it would look like. I was going to describe adoption as something that comes from a deep love and that parents who adopt love their children fiercely. I was going to find some empirical data to back up my hypothesis. [Read more...]

By |2018-02-14T13:45:00+00:00February 14th, 2018|Adoption, Adult Counseling, Family, Parenting, Relationships|Comments Off on More Love: Adoptive Parents

The Perfectionism Paradox

I remember the first time I submitted a blog for Amy Wine Counseling. It was an absolutely terrifying experience. Thoughts of “what if people don’t like it” and “what if I say the wrong thing” swirled around in my head. Soon enough, I realized that it had been a significant amount of time and I [Read more...]

By |2018-01-25T16:13:46+00:00January 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Family, Holidays, Motivation, Personality, Relationships, Resolutions, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on The Perfectionism Paradox

The Unwelcomed Holiday Guest

Is there a time of year that is more food focused than the November/December holiday season? The amount of food and diet talk that pops up around the holidays rivals only that of the beginning of summer frenzied diet-focused talk. We are all aware of the increase in food-talk during the holidays, but for someone [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:24:40+00:00December 8th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Family, Holidays, LGBTQIA+, Parenting, Relationships, Self Harm, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Teen Counseling|Comments Off on The Unwelcomed Holiday Guest

Adoption Disruption

Earlier I wrote a blog post about adoption counseling, highlighting the approach taken by adoption competent counselors. As an adoption counselor, one of the most challenging things for me is when a family is faced with a disrupted adoption. Unfortunately this is something that is not addressed enough in the adoption process. What is adoption [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:28:41+00:00November 14th, 2017|Adoption, Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Family, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Relationships, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on Adoption Disruption

Adoption Competent Counseling

It can take a long time to find the right fit as a client looking for a counselor. Counseling is at its core a relationship, and individuals want to have relationships with those that they feel understand them. A big part of finding the right fit is finding a counselor to connect with on a [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:35:03+00:00October 25th, 2017|Adoption, Anxiety, Childrens Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Relationships, Stress|Comments Off on Adoption Competent Counseling

Hurricane Harvey: Long Term Helpers

Mr. Rodgers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” When Hurricane Harvey struck our beautiful coast we all braced for the worst. The first line of helpers were [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:49:02+00:00September 11th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Childrens Counseling, Depression, Grief, Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey: Long Term Helpers