Danielle Lowe, ASW, Registered Associate Social Worker
Associate Social Worker # 101989 (California only)
In-person and telehealth
Who I Am
Hi, I’m Danielle Lowe (she/her). I’m an associate social worker and board-certified music therapist.
What I Do
I am passionate about creating and providing a space where people feel safe and welcome to share their struggles with their relationship to food, weight, body, self and soul.
I also work with people facing a variety of other mental health concerns including depression, substance abuse, identity exploration, anxiety and trauma.
Struggling with an eating disorder can be an immensely painful and lonely experience. You may have been grappling with this for a long time and may not feel like there is a life outside of the disorder to be found. I would like to help you explore the forces that have led you to this place as well as the ways in which you may be getting in your own way. If you’re ready, I am here to help guide, support and accept you as you find your way back to your most authentic self and live the life you deserve to live - beauty, messiness and everything in between.
More About Me
I graduated with my Bachelors in Music Therapy from University of Miami and my Masters in Social Work with an emphasis in adult mental health from University of Southern California.
Along the way, I have worked with incarcerated women with mental illness, children and adults with severe mental illness, adults with substance abuse disorders and adults with eating disorders. I have also worked in college counseling with individuals facing a variety of mental health struggles including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, trauma, loneliness, disordered eating and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Outside of work, I enjoy songwriting, singing and playing guitar as well as shopping for vintage style clothing. You can also find me dressing my dog, Archie in various sweaters.
How I Help
I approach this work from an integrative perspective, utilizing elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behavioral skills and motivational interviewing. I am passionate about promoting anti-diet culture and providing care through a trauma sensitive, social justice and health at every size (HAES) informed lens.
Through my personal and professional experience, I have also come to strongly value the power of authenticity and humor in the therapeutic relationship as a means for building connection and trust.
As a board certified music therapist, I have been trained to utilize music to help clients regulate affect, identify/express emotions, increase relaxation, improve self-esteem/self-image, increase self-awareness and develop positive coping skills. Sometimes it is difficult to put what is going on for us into words and employing music can aid in this process. I do this by utilizing songwriting, lyric analysis, music listening/sharing, music associations, instrument playing, singing, relaxation to music and using music for mindfulness - no prior musical experience necessary. I felt called to music therapy after utilizing music as a catalyst for my own process and healing and am happy to include music therapy interventions by request of the client and should it be clinically indicated.
To schedule an appointment with me you can use the encrypted form attached here.