I am so glad you found yourself here. Making it to your first therapy appointment is one of the hardest parts of the whole process.I am hoping this site will help you find what you need to take that first, scary step. 

Therapy for people wanting to take back the control that trauma has stolen from their lives. 


You are tired. You are overwhelmed. And You are probably here because bad things have happened in your life. Getting to where you want to be feels so daunting.

Whether big or small, trauma can have lasting impacts on our bodies, minds, and relationships.

I'm here to help you make successful change in your life at the pace you need.

Now is the time to take ownership over your healing.
Nobody else can do it for you.

I’m Danielle and I am so ready to work with you, but I want to make sure you feel the excitement too. One of the most important parts of therapy is your relationship with your therapist. It’s the biggest factor in determining your success with therapy and this page is dedicated to make sure we are a good fit. Here are a few things to consider. 

It's nice to meet you!

Maybe you've tried therapy before and didn't like it. Maybe this is your first attempt. Or maybe you've had great success with therapy in the past and are looking to build on the work you've already accomplished. 

No matter what your therapy background is, finding a therapist is hard. What if they're too corny? what if they don't seem like they know what they're doing? What if they tell me to do something I don't want to do? What if I just simply don't like them? 

The first step in your therapy process with me is a free consultation call where you will be able to answer all of these questions for yourself and make the decision to continue on from there. 

What to Expect

Clients who tend to have the most success with me come to therapy as an active participant and want an active therapist as well. We all know the stereotype of the therapist who sits back and nods while the client talks away hoping to vent their way to success. With this type of therapy, clients usually leave reflecting back on the hour wondering what even happened while the therapist passively moves along to their next client. I prefer a more collaborative environment.

With me, you share your experiences, desires, and the expertise you have on your life. In turn, I challenge, make observations, and offer suggestions. We work as a team and figure out how to reach your goals together. Most change happens outside of therapy. Clients who make progress most efficiently are spending time outside of therapy doing and thinking about what we talk about in session. 

After the consultation


As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I know how to understand you better through the context of your relationships and external world. Get ready to talk about how your relationships have impacted you and also how you have impacted your relationships.

As a trauma therapist, I use your past experiences to inform how I see your present and your future. 

Therapy isn’t always gloom and doom. We will talk about highlights, what’s going well, and your strengths just as much as we’ll talk about the heavy stuff. Laughter is one of my favorite antidotes. 

And lastly, therapy ambiance is important to me. You will never encounter overhead lighting on my watch. 

Credentials and Other Boring Things

Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, Georgia Southern University

Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy, Converse College

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, license #7040

Treatment models I use most frequently: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy

Relationship Trauma

Trauma Therapy

Service rates: 
(rates are based on time and remain the same whether in person, telehealth, individual, or relational)

50-60 minute sessions are $105. 

*I am in network with BlueCross BlueShield. Your copay will depend on your insurance plan.


Many people avoid trauma therapy because it is terrifying to confront a traumatic events and can feel overwhelming to go back through every detail of what happened. I  offer flexible treatment options to accommodate this fear, while still allowing you to engage in necessary healing. I make sure your present stability takes priority over diving deep into the past. 

Technically, a traumatic event is witnessing or experiencing something deeply disturbing. Many people immediately think of war, abuse, sexual trauma, and one time incidents such as a car accident or natural disaster. Some people have trauma responses to these events that significantly impair their functioning. Sometimes these responses meet the criteria for a PTSD diagnosis, but not always. There are also micro-traumas which are smaller, non-life-threatening events. These smaller traumas can still lead to similar trauma responses as bigger traumas especially when these events are ongoing over time. Some examples are major life transitions, losing a pet, or going through a breakup. Therapy can still be beneficial in treating symptoms of any type of trauma even if there isn't a PTSD diagnosis.

If you have any form of social media then you’ve probably seen this buzz word tossed around a lot lately. There are so many misconceptions about Trauma and PTSD floating around out there so let’s get into it and break it down.

What even is trauma?

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We will create a treatment plan based on the goals you want to accomplish in therapy. Therapy is over when you feel you've achieved progress towards these goals.  

In the beginning, therapy sessions usually occur once a week. Once progress is being made, we will spread the sessions out to accommodate current circumstances and stability. 

Before your first session, we will have a free phone consultation where I  will explain the therapy process and go through the steps to get necessary paperwork completed prior to the session. I will also answer any questions you might have at this time. 

880 S Pleasantburg Dr
Suite 4F
Greenville, SC 29607

Danielle B. Auten