I’m Danielle. Dr. Danielle Clark if we’re being formal, but we’re not, so it’s just Danielle.
Here’s who I am if you’ve only got a few seconds to scroll while you prep for a meeting
I’m a witty heart-centered millennial with a Boston mindset and a Florida soul. I’m energetic. I’m passionate. I’m authentically me – lovingly candid with a flare of punchy attitude.
I hold many roles in this crazy and beautiful thing we call life. Dog mama. Cat mama. Human mama. Auntie. Daughter. Wife. Business Professor. Psychic Medium. Intuitive Life Coach.
A big part of my life’s work is to help people break judgment habits and heal from trauma and grief. I’ve been blessed to do this for myself, so it only makes sense to pass along my wisdom. I absolutely love what I do – serving spirit, serving humanity – and I’d be honored to work with you!
Fun for me is attending a spiritual development class, going on a long walk or being anywhere my amazing family is. Ron and I have been married for 16 years and together, we care for our 15-year-old son Aaron, our 4-year-old yellow lab Charlie and our cat Nicee (who isn’t very nice) who is about 13. We’re from just north of Boston, and thanks to my Dark Night of the Soul and following the signs and synchronicities of the universe, we now live in the Tampa Bay area.
And here’s a bit more about me if you have some time – the kind of time where that meeting gets cancelled so you can sit back for a few…
A few years ago, I experienced a Dark Night of the Soul– a term I never knew existed until it rocked my world. The unexpected loss of my job triggered a time of deep spiritual depression and reflection. Without my usual heavy workload and my insatiable daily need for validation, I was left to see reality with fresh eyes: my life was consumed with self-worth issues and I’d let important relationships with my husband, family, friends and myself fade into the background.
My Dark Night wasn’t all dark moments. I also received signs and synchronicities from the universe that expanded my psychic and mediumship abilities. We adopted Charlie (My whole life I had been afraid of dogs!). I broke into tough, necessary conversations with my husband. These experiences and more showed me I’d been trapped in my own limiting beliefs; trapped by impostor syndrome, by a severe lack of self-acceptance and self-confidence. And because I turned my back to these restricting beliefs and let them fester, they began to disrupt my life and emotions without me realizing the full effect.
It was my Dark Night that drew open the curtains and revealed my truth: I was in dire need of internal renovation, a complete makeover that would shed years of self-sabotaging ego. Washing away ego wasn’t a “one and done” process; years of turbulence made me see my ego had negatively influenced my thoughts and actions. But I chose not to run from the pain or try to escape the darkness. I had my fair share of detours and mishaps, but we are human. We can always find our way back to growth.
I welcomed my Dark Night and because of that, my Dark Night helped me find my foundation: My true self from which I could rebuild and start fresh.
And now that I’ve done the hard work, using my psychic and mediumship skills I’m in a place to help support you while you do the hard work: grieve, heal, forgive.
And here’s even more about me if it’s right around lunch break; the kids are down for a nap; or you’ve accepted that your to-do list can wait.
I’m a tenure track business instructor. Before transitioning to higher education, I spent 10+ years in corporate settings practicing human resources and operations in leadership roles in both Fortune 500 and family-owned companies.
I hold a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from the University of South Florida. I also hold a BSBA, MBA, a MS in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) and several certificates including a Myers Briggs (MBTI) certified professional designation.
On the spiritual side, I’m trained in various energy healing modalities and I’m currently training with leading mediums in the US and UK.
If you work with me, talk with me, spend time with me: expect tough love, compassion, intelligence, quick wit, spiritual guidance and a dose of sarcasm – Hey, we can’t take ourselves too seriously, right?
Like you, I’ve experienced a lot in my life. I now know that adversities were put in my path so that I could empathize, heal, learn and grow: all so that I could help you do the same.
Some dark experiences that have undoubtedly shaped me include:
-Raised by neglectful parents: an alcoholic dad and mentally unwell mother
-Kicked out of school in the 8th grade for selling my mother’s painkillers
-Giving away my body and heart, beginning at 12 years old, to people who didn’t best serve me
-Smoking cigarettes at 13 and quitting during pregnancy only to restart after my son’s birth
-Losing my dad after one of his heavy nights of smoking and drinking
-Fired from my job unexpectedly, which triggered my Dark Night of the Soul
These experiences and many others caused a range of emotions, actions and inactions: Impostor syndrome, self-sabotage, infidelity, grief, not speaking up, acting out.
I began my healing journey in my mid-twenties. I earned my first-generation bachelor’s degree, quit smoking, opened myself up to the joys and love associated with marriage, parenting, forgiving and change. But even with all these accomplishments, I still wasn’t as grounded or as healed as I thought.
Back then, I’d spend so much time on work that I’d miss important events with family. I’d be too wrapped up in ego to realize I was wasting lots of my time on work and filling a need for acceptance from others, when I should have redirected my energy toward the maintenance and growth of my relationships with my family, my close friends, spirit and – most importantly – myself.
In my early thirties my Dark Night came into my life. For months it was my companion as I faced so many uncertainties and new, uncharted experiences. My Dark Night pulled me from a life I’d worked hard to build and shape, and pulled off the blinders to reveal that the life I had created was not serving me.
My Dark Night grabbed my shoulders, turned me around and gave me a soft push forward: my new path would come as long as I walked through my dark moments and worked through my limiting beliefs that had been attached for so long.
Today, because of the hard work I’ve put in, I’m living life for ME. I’m not proving anything to anyone. I’m not consumed with doubt about the direction of my life. I’m in flow with my intuition and the universe. I’ve made peace with the events of my past that needed understanding and grace, including myself. I’ve grieved in healthy ways. And because of that I am happy. Living my best life ever! Abundance is finding me every day in expected and unexpected ways. However, this doesn’t mean my life is always wonderful; life still gives me a roundhouse kick once in a while or pulls the carpet out from under me but I’ve learned to better navigate the ebbs and flows and to see that there’s lessons and magic in it all.
Wow! Thanks for making it this far. Just a few more details and you’ll have the full rundown. Okay, here’s the grand finale so you can finish folding laundry and maybe finally find that matching sock! (Or nix that altogether and grab a book and pour yourself a cup of tea)
I hope you see yourself in me so that you know you’re not alone. You have an ally along your journey and you have no limit for your potential. I also hope there are pieces of me that you don’t see in yourself so that you can expand your empathy and love for the things you don’t yet know or understand; so that you grow your awareness of what it means to be human.
I want you to know you can heal and make meaning from your pain; a deeper understanding, healing and moving forward is always possible. The key is this: rather than avoiding, dulling or escaping the darkness, you need to embrace it.
I believe we need to give our dark moments just as much attention, compassion and love as we give our lighter moments. Why? Because we can’t have light without dark; we can’t appreciate the stars and the moon without contrast against the ink-like nights. While the dark seems mysterious and sometimes ‘bad’, this doesn’t have to be true. By shifting our perspectives, the dark can help us see clearly and experience the world in a more meaningful way. It can move us to confront our fears so we can overcome them.
Working with me is a no judgement zone. I get it. I’ve been where you are. I’ll get into the dark things with you so you can find the light.
My approach is simple: I show up with an open mind and heart as I offer you energizing future-focused messages from your higher-self, loved ones in spirit and the universe.
Remember, it’s the cracks in your heart that let the shine through.