Dannielle Samuel

  • Registered Social Worker
  • Ottawa, ON
  • (613) 702-8405

About Dannielle

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    Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13) Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) Adults
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    Individuals  Couples  Family  Online 
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Dannielle is a registered social worker with extensive experience working with seniors and their families specifically in palliative and long-term care. Dannielle has specific competencies in end-of-life care, grief and bereavement counselling. She is skilled in front line and management principles and enjoys turning policies into practice. She also is committed to the practices of program evaluation, accreditation and strategic planning.

With robust lived and professional experience, Dannielle has a passion for the adoption and permanence community. Particularly focused on post adoption supports, her trauma informed practice is focused on supporting adoptive parents and their families through the lifelong journey to permanence. Dannielle has worked with youth who have experienced developmental trauma, adverse childhood experiences, grief and loss. She also has lived through the art of attachment, the intricacies of open adoption and the importance of concurrent planning. Dannielle uses her strength-based approach to apply narrative, solution focused techniques to her therapy.

Dannielle also takes interest in diversity and inclusion work, providing information and workshops on self-awareness, the concepts of antiracism, and the power of forgiveness.

Dannielle has a passion for connecting people to their best selves to unleash their collective commonalities. She has in depth group facilitation capabilities, both in the healthcare/hospital realm and in her volunteer community experience. She particularly excels at approaching conflict from a common thread perspective, providing a calm yet energizing space to open the listening mind. Dannielle is particularly adept at energizing people to work towards a common goal.

Dannielle is a solo vocalist, enjoys landscape and expressive painting, and has a been a cast member in two community musical theatre productions. She is a volunteer on the Board of Directors for Suzart Productions, an Ottawa based community theatre company, as its Diversity and Inclusion Director.

Dannielle’s vision is to build a happy and productive home life and grow a healthy and connected community.

Dannielle is a Black Canadian woman, born, raised and living in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband and teenaged son and is currently raising three teenaged children.


Adoption  Child or Adolescent  Coping Skills  Depression  Divorce  Domestic Violence  Family Conflict  Grief  Life Transitions  Marital and Premarital  Parenting  Peer Relationships  Postpartum  Racial Identity  Relationship Issues  School Issues  Self Esteem  Sexual Abuse  Spirituality  Stress  Trauma and PTSD 

Specializes In

Grief  Adoption  Family Conflict