Danelle Barnard

Affirming gender, sexual and relational diversity, I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ folks, their partners and families, as well as with people in creative or unconventional relationships who may or may not identify as LGBTQ+.

My education is in social work, drama therapy, and couple & family therapy. I have training in psychodrama and approaches to complex trauma, as well as a decade of experience doing social integration and psychoeducation in mental health settings. I do my best to weave my varied training and experiences into a flexible and integrative approach tailored to each client’s unique needs, strengths, and preferences.

I think of people as dwelling in contexts and systems that exist far beyond my office and I believe that understanding those contexts is an important part of understanding problems, patterns, strengths and resources. Beyond this general baseline, I frequently use attachment-based approaches, creative/expressive models, and modern psychodynamic theories to inform my assessment and interventions.

I am always striving to be aware of and accountable for my biases and privileges and to work as respectfully as I can within a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive therapeutic context.


Please note that I’m not able to take on new clients at this time. That being said, there is often movement in my caseload, so if you would like to be added to my waiting list, feel free to contact me via email danelle@outsidetheboxcounselling.ca and I will contact you as spaces become available.





1505 Fell Street #2,
Victoria, BC V8R 4V9

(778) 678-2293

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