Wellspring Binge Eating Program Director
Danielle Dellner, PhD, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who brings nearly a decade of experience working in the therapeutic setting including residential treatment for addiction, mental illness and eating disorders. During her 6-year tenure at a San Diego-based treatment facility, Danielle’s roles included Staff Clinician, Associate Director, Clinical Supervisor, and Clinical Director. Danielle has always had a passion for using experiential and outdoor approaches to help people enjoy being healthy in their bodies. Danielle is particularly proud of her efforts in bringing experiential and outdoor therapy modalities to her clients, including multi-day camping trips and establishing an Equine Therapy program.
Danielle has been an athlete most of her life; she has completed a marathon and half-marathon, was a competitive gymnast throughout high school, is a lifelong skier and in her free-time, you can find her enjoying the outdoors hiking, skiing, golfing, rock-climbing and backpacking. In addition to being a National Outdoor Leadership School graduate, Danielle is a therapist for the Wounded Warrior Project and volunteers with Outdoor Outreach, a San Diego organization that provides experiential outdoor learning opportunities for underserved children and adolescents. Danielle is on the Board of Directors at the Rocking Horse Ranch, a non-profit animal sanctuary providing equine-assisted therapy to adults and children in San Diego, and is a Masters of Counseling program instructor at the San Diego campus of University of Phoenix.
Danielle is known for her friendliness and humor. Her approach working with campers is to utilize person-centered and experiential methods in conjunction with evidenced-based treatment to help clients reach their goals. She is a believer that each camper has unique strengths that can be nurtured and used to support growth and healing.