This provider does not offer counseling services. If you would like to schedule an appointment for a medical assessment/letter of support, please contact the front desk at 503.486.8936

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Danielle (Dani) Givens, LCSW

She/her pronouns


Philosophy and Approach: I strongly believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness; that our physical and emotional well-being are closely tied together. I am passionate about supporting clients in their life journey and approach each session as an honor and privilege. I believe we all deserve a safe space to explore, feel, and learn about ourselves. I aim to bring my full self to the room, and I hope you find our meetings to be comfortable in conversation. I respect the bravery and vulnerability it takes to seek out care in a world that is stacked against us. I am always open to feedback and look to grow every day in my work.


Formal Education and Training:  Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology from University of New Haven. Master of Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, trained in EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT. Certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health from UMASS Medical School. WPATH General and Advanced studies.


Licensure Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers. License #7634. Member of the National Association of Social Workers.


Hours and Session Length: Our sessions are generally a 1-time occurrence and may last from 30-120 minutes. If you need further planning and preparation for your medical care, we may schedule 1 additional session, or we can refer you to ongoing counseling for further care. My services to you include the writing of a letter of support, referral to the medical provider of your choice, any consultation or advocacy that is needed, and updates of letters if they expire or if you seek another kind of medical procedure.


Payment: Most clients seen at Brave Space are using OHP insurance, which pays for most of the session fees.  You may have a $3 copay.  Clients are fully responsible for the payment of all copays for services at the time of service, and if insurance ends, must discuss client payment for ongoing service. Checks, credit cards, and cash are accepted forms of payment and payable at the beginning of the session. Fees are $200 for a 60-minute session.


Client Rights and Confidentiality


You have the following rights:

  • To expect that a licensee has met the minimal qualifications of training and experience required by law

  • To examine records maintained by the Board and to have the Board confirm credentials of a licensee

  • To obtain a copy of the Code of Ethics

  • To report complaints to the Board

  • To be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services

  • To be assured of privacy and confidentiality while receiving services as defined by rule and law, including the following exceptions: 1) Reporting suspected child abuse; 2) Reporting imminent danger to client or others; 3) Reporting information required in court proceedings or by client’s insurance company, or other relevant agencies; 4) Providing information concerning licensee case consultation or supervision; and 5) Defending claims brought by client against licensee

  • To be free from discrimination because of age, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, national origin, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, or socioeconomic status.


You may contact the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers at 3218 Pringle Rd SE Ste 240 Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-378-5735. Email: Oregon.blsw@blsw.oregon.gov or www.oregon.gov/blsw