Danielle Kelmar, LCSW

Danielle Kelmar, LCSW, joined Breaking the Chains Foundation in 2014 and currently has a private practice in Menlo Park, CA treating teens and young adults who are struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety and depression. She works with an individual client as well as their families using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and applies mindfulness tools and techniques.  She is also trained and fully integrates into her practice T.E.A.M. Therapy  from Stanford University’s Feeling Good Institute, led by world-renowned therapist David Burns, MD.  Danielle works closely with Stanford University as one of their main referred to therapists for treating their student population.   In Addition, she works at SafeSpace in Menlo Park, CA as their Clinical Youth Mental Health Specialist: www.safespace.org. Where she facilities workshops for young adults and parents tackling a wide range of mental health issues.

After beginning her career as a clinician at St. Helena Hospital’s Inpatient Eating Disorder unit, Danielle moved to California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where in addition to her clinical duties she provided in-house training to residents and medical staff on how to identify eating disorders, and was a guest lecturer to the medical team. Danielle then went on to work for Stanford University.

Danielle believes a full recovery from an eating disorder is possible, as she is living proof.  She had an eating disorder in her teenage years and now lives a life without the destructive spinning loop ruling her daily life. One of Danielle’s personal and professional intentions is to help individuals and families feel empowered instead of isolated around this disease and find tools to recover. What she loves most about Breaking The Chains Foundation are the creative platforms, “Art of campaigns” and what this incredible team of people she works with are doing. We are helping steer that process of decreasing shame, isolation and fear and drive the conversation into a helpful and open dynamic that is called Change!  She feels that BTCF will navigate hope and guide individuals towards discovering recovery.  www.daniellekelmar.com

Danielle Is a member of:  National Association of Social Workers, Academy of Eating Disorders, NEDA: National Eating Disorders Association and International Eating Disorders Professionals. NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health and NAMI: National Alliance of Mental.

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