“You’ve made it this far, you can make it further.” – Danielle Santapaola
Currently a resident of Albrightsville, Danielle is originally from Staten Island, New York. She holds a BS in Counseling Psychology from East Stroudsburg University and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College. Before starting at Brookdale, she was employed at a juvenile detention center, where she counseled adolescents with mental, behavioral, and substance use disorders.
Danielle states helping individuals realize they are not alone in any situation and giving them a sense of hope and self-worth, as her reasons for working in addiction treatment. Through personal and professional experiences she has learned that when someone is in a time of need they tend to look around and feel alone. As a therapist, her purpose is to be that support for these individuals. She believes everyone deserves a second chance, and it is easier to succeed when there is someone there to help.
Outside of the office Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and friends. You can often find her shopping, getting her nails done, or trying something new. In the fall of 2020 Danielle will begin her PhD program in psychology.
Her practice is centered on giving every patient the possibility for success. For them to know they are not defined by the disease of addiction. Individuals are constantly changing, and she works to provide patients with the tools needed to live their fullest life.