The definition of a Counselor, according to Webster’s, is “one who gives advice and counseling…” a simple, to the point description.
But to expand on that, while a person trained to give guidance on personal, social, or psychological issues is a uniquely qualified professional, it still takes a very special individual to rise above the definition and go far beyond what’s mandated.
Dr. Danielle Delaney is that and much more.
I’ve witnessed her tireless, determined, highly-skilled work as a knowledgeable professional for her clients… and personally… when I myself entered a nightmarish crisis that struck me to my core.
She has not only been there to shine a bright and comforting light in a very dark place, but I thank her for being a lifeline to me in navigating my way through the chaos and fear. In addition to the excellent skills, knowledge and experience required in her industry, I’ve also been fortunate to watch her teach those she counsels in not only getting their lives back, but in maintaining balance and order.
The American scholar William Arthur Ward, offered this about teachers:
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
Dr. Delaney inspires.
Inspires and provides the necessary bridge for those in crisis.
– Wanda J. Reese, Medical Writer
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