Danielle Scarsella-Gonia, LMFT

A Note from Danielle:

Welcome to Twin Lakes Counseling!
I'm so glad you are here.

I provide therapeutic services from a place of compassion and genuine desire to have a positive impact in my community. I don't just want to help people, and I don't feel like anyone needs "fixing." But life is so complicated and having a guide as we figure things out can help. 

My goal is to be that guide for my clients as they become the best version of themselves that they can be so that that they can get back out into life feeling empowered, free, and more alive. Everyone has strengths to capitalize on and everyone needs help uncovering what is truly holding them back. Wherever this journey takes us, through the highs and lows, I will be there to guide you, listen to you, and encourage you towards actualizing your inner-most goals. 

Danielle Scarsella-Gonia, LMFT

AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Pronouns: She/Her

Danielle grew up in the Pacific Northwest and is passionate about serving her community. For as long as Danielle can recall, she has possessed a curiosity for understanding what motivates people and what contributes to feeling fulfilled in life. Interested in human behavior and relationships, Danielle pursued her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA - Go Zags! After graduating, Danielle worked in research and the nonprofit sector developing valuable skills which she would later translate into her profession in the mental health field. Driven by a desire to be a positive influence amongst broken systems, Danielle pursued her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Today, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor, Danielle still relies on her natural curiosity to lean into systemic questions and explore challenging family and relational dynamics in the therapy room. Being compassionate, listening intently, and asking the right questions are some of Danielle's strengths. By taking the time and being intentional from the get-go, Danielle is able to start off the collaborative work with her clients on an effective path. Clients often report that Danielle creates a welcoming, supportive, and judgement-free therapeutic space. Her methodical, direct, and problem solving personality aids clients in finding real solutions to their everyday concerns. 

Danielle specializes in perinatal mental health, eating disorder recovery, sex and intimacy issues, and ADHD. In support of her holistic, thematic, and integrative approach to therapy, Danielle draws clinically from the following evidence-based psychotherapy models: Internal Family Systems (IFS), Integrative Problem-Centered Metaframeworks (IPCM), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Currently, Danielle is pursuing certification in Perinatal Mental Health through Perinatal Support International.

With Danielle you will find someone who greatly respects your bravery for showing up, your commitment to the work, and your willingness to be authentic. She will also value your time as she works to provide you with insights and tools to carry out into the world.

Danielle Scarsella-Gonia is licensed as a marriage and family therapist in Washington State (LF60835868). Her NPI number is 1740653120.

Credentials & Training

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Evernorth (formerly Cigna)
  • First Choice
  • Kaiser PPO
  • LifeWise
  • Premera / Blue Cross of Washington
  • Regence
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Self-Pay / Out-of-Network

Danielle helps clients facing many challenges.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Telehealth Sessions

Danielle Scarsella-Gonia is the Assistant Clinical Director, a clincal supervisor, and a licensed marriage and family therapist at Twin Lakes Counseling. Her rate is $165 per session (ask about our self-pay discount!)

Let’s Begin

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