Danica Cline is one of two counseling interns at Grace Counseling for the 2018-2019 school year. You can find her leading group therapy and seeing individuals, families, and couples.
Tell me a little bit about yourself:
I am a Colorado native and love calling this beautiful place home. I especially enjoy being in God’s creation whether it’s climbing a 14er, putting my feet in a cold stream, or playing my guitar with family and friends around a campfire. I also play Ultimate Frisbee. Not only do I love the sport and the exercise, but I also love that it is built around the ideals of community and good spirit of the game.
Why did you choose Grace Counseling for your internship?
Grace Counseling offers the internship experience that I was looking for as I come to the end of my program at Denver Seminary. Each person is viewed as a holistic being made in the image of God, and particular care is given so that issues are viewed through a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual lens. I believe this holistic view is important for the counseling process and I am excited that Grace Counseling shares these values.
What can a client expect in their first session with you?
In the first session with me, I will take time to get to know you, your family history, and background information on the issues that brought you to seek counseling. We will then work together on a treatment plan so that you can best meet your goals and experience freedom and healing in a safe space.
What is motivating you to become a counselor?
After spending several years as a caregiver for the elderly, I knew I wanted to care for people in other ways as well. I was drawn to pursue a career in counseling because caring for people comes naturally to me, and I want to use those skills to help people in all stages of life. I have walked with families through issues such as grief, difficult transitions, and strained relationships.
How do you use your faith to influence your counseling?
An interesting fact about me is that I took a course in Biblical Greek in my undergraduate program. In that class, I learned that our English word “therapy” comes from the Greek word therapeuo (θεραπευω) which means “I heal.” To me, therapy is healing, and I am honored to come alongside people in their healing process and move toward a more hope-filled future.