Daynes is passionate about advocating for the needs of those experiencing pain and brokenness. Daynes’ approach to counseling operates out of the view that we all have inherent worth and value. Her style of therapy includes providing a supportive, empathetic, and encouraging environment where collaboration leads to helpful life changes.
Daynes works with children, including third culture children, teens, and adult individuals in areas of:
- Depression and anxiety
- Families in distress
- Behavior issues for children and adolescents
- Self-esteem and identity issues
- Loss and trauma
Daynes is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She holds a Master of Education Degree in Christian Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling/Psychology with a Minor in Biblical Studies from Toccoa Falls College and is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Association for Play Therapy.
Daynes has training and background in foundations of Child-Centered Play Therapy and Group Dynamic Therapy. She is also trained in sand tray therapy. Her focus in Child-Centered Play therapy is to provide children a safe place to feel heard and respected so that they can express themselves through the language of play.
Her background of 16 years of work in non-profit and church ministry gave her a firsthand experience working with under served communities, giving her a heart for social justice and equal representation in marginalized communities.
When she is not with her clients, Daynes is a wife and a mother to three school age children. She enjoys cooking, dancing, and hosting in her home. She values friendship and being an active participant of her community.