Danielle Balaghi, PhD, Fellow
Dr. Balaghi completed her doctoral training in school psychology at Michigan State University in 2018. Her background in school psychology provides her with a unique set of knowledge about the school system and educational law as she has served on multi-disciplinary teams and worked at intermediate school districts advocating for general and special education students’ academic and social-emotional needs. Her research focused on individuals' (especially minority individuals’) psychological well-being with her dissertation investigating the experiences with and responses to perceived discrimination in Arab American adolescents who live in an ethnic enclave. For her dissertation work, she was awarded the University Dissertation Completion Fellowship, College of Education Research Dissertation Development Fellowship, and the Michigan State University Research Enhancement Award. In 2018, Dr. Balaghi finished a predoctoral internship at an APPIC accredited internship at the Egyptian Public and Mental Health Department through the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium. During her internship, she worked in a variety of settings, such as community mental health, schools, and primary care settings. Her background and experiences in the school, clinic, and primary care settings allows her to effectively and efficiently coordinate care. Trained via science-practitioner model and being a certified Managing Adaptive Practices therapist, Dr. Balaghi places an emphasis on being data-driven and outcome-focused using evidence-based interventions. For this reason, she sought out clinical specialization in PTSD treatments during her predoctoral internship. She became regionally certified in the state of Illinois in the implementation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is currently seeking National Certification in TF-CBT. She also uses Exposure therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for anxiety disorders. Dr. Balaghi has also provided various in-service trainings on generalized anxiety disorder and its application within clinic and school settings. Born and raised Michigander, Dr. Balaghi is committed to continue providing services within her home state related to building skills, insights, and confidence in order to help improve children and adults anxiety symptoms and overall well-being.
Prospective new clients, please submit the New Client form in the New Clients section of this website. Current or returning clients can reach Dr. Balaghi via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Returning clients may also contact our receptionist at email@example.com to determine Dr. Balaghi's availability. Routine messages will generally be returned within two business days.
Dr. Balaghi is in-network with BCN and BCBS via her clinical supervisor Debra Levine, PhD. If your insurance covers out of network therapy, Dr. Balaghi can provide documentation to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Payment is expected at the time of service. Please review questions to ask about your insurance coverage here. Dr. Balaghi is also able to provide you with a proof of service receipt if you wish to submit it to your Health Savings Plan (HSP/HSA) for reimbursement.