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Danielle L. Winters, M.S.Ed, MPA
InstructorSchool of Psychology & CounselingCollege of Health & Behavioral Sciences757.352.4168More about Danielle L. Winters, M.S.Ed, MPA

Danielle L. Winters, M.S.Ed, MPA


Danielle L. Winters is an ABD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University, where she is completing her dissertation study on developing consensus on best practices when using neuro-informed therapy interventions in the treatment of combat trauma.  Her primary research areas include neuro-informed therapy techniques (EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, neuro-CBT, etc.) and all aspects of treating military personnel and their families, including the effect parental deployment has on military children, the relationship habits of adults who grew up in military families, and the effectiveness of certain group interventions in helping develop mirror neuron responses in combat veterans.  She also enjoys researching counselor parity, licensure practices, and making it easier for counselors to serve their clients when they move across state lines.  In addition, she has also developed an interest in the therapeutic uses of virtual reality.

Danielle is a Resident in Counseling (VA) and has practiced clinically for 7+ years.  She began her career working with severely mood dysregulated teens, and now generally works with everyone from teens to the aging to couples.  She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS) with special interest in treating trauma and personality disorders.  Her primary approach to counseling is one that encourages self-empowerment and personal growth within her clients.

Danielle has lived in 7 different states, including every “New” state in the country (NY, NJ, NM & NH). She loves to travel, read, play golf, watch New York Mets baseball, listen to music, swim and spend time with her family (including her parrot, Breezy, and her rescue pup Lila).


ABD - Counselor Education and Supervision, Old Dominion University

MS.Ed - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Dayton

Master of Public Administration - Bowling Green State University

BA - Political Science, Bowling Green State University


Handley, W. Reiter, A., Winters, D., & Zwisohn, M. (2019). Vicarious trauma in public service lawyering: how chronic exposure to trauma affects the brain and body. Richmond Public Interest Law Review, 22(2), 269-289.

Sink, C., Burgess, M., and Winters, D. (2020). Review of the Piers-Harris Self-Concept Scale 3rd Edition. In Carlson, J., Geisinger, K, & Jonson, J. (Eds.), The twenty-first mental measurements yearbook [electronic version].

Winters, D. Consulting Editor, Phase IV in Schwitzer, A.M., Burnet, D., Franklin, J., & Associates. (2022). College counseling & psychological services knowledge base: A comprehensive database of college counseling research publications in the college counseling, counseling psychology, college health, college student development, and professional counseling literatures, 1998-2020. Alexandria, VA: American College Counseling Association (ACCA).


Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

American Counseling Association

Virginia Counseling Association

Military and Government Counseling Association