Danielle Casden, Dr.

Danielle Casden, Dr.
Danielle R. Casden 33 Millwood St. Mill Valley, CA 94941

Danielle Casden, Dr.

Danielle Casden, PhD is a clinical psychologist and therapeutic yoga instructor. Her mind and body approach to health and wellness helps patients and families cope and live well with chronic illness. In her clinical practice, she incorporates elements of yoga, mindfulness, existential and cognitive behavioral therapy, in a supportive environment where people can safely explore ways to find acceptance and meaning in their lives.

Dr. Casden is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences nationally and internationally. Her presentations and published research include: applications of yoga in health and wellness, living well with cancer, understanding insomnia in cancer patients, psychosocial assessment and treatment of young women with breast cancer, and the assessment of psychosocial distress in cancer patients. She also authored the text book chapter Group Psychotherapy for Persons with Cancer, in the Psycho-Oncology.

She has extensive involvement with local and national organizations focused on health psychology and cancer care. She has been an active member of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society since 2006 and has served as the newsletter editor and conference planning committee member. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and is actively involved in the Health Psychology Division of this organization.

Her work with cancer patients has appeared in various media including the San Diego Union Tribune, radio stations, live television shows, and internet video blogs.

Dr. Casden received her BA in psychology from University of Arizona, a MS and PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego, CA. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in psycho-oncology and behavioral medicine, at Rady Childrens Hospital, and her post-doctoral fellowship in psycho-oncology at the UC San Diego Moore Cancer Center. Additionally Dr. Casden is a Certified yoga instructor, is trained in teaching Gentle Restorative Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga.
Years In Practice 23
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Gender Female
Education PhD Clinical Health Psychology, Alliant International Universiy, San Diego, CA
MS Health Psychology, Alliant International University, San Diego, CA
BA Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training, David Swenson, Chicago IL
YogaFit Teacher Training, Los Angeles, CA
Training UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship
Vista Balboa Crisis Center, San Diego, CA Postdoctoral Psychology Trainee
Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA, Hematology/Oncology, Chronic Pain Clinic, Transplant Team & Medical Surgical Unit, Clinical Health Psychology Intern
St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Village & Toussaint Teen Center, San Diego, CA Clinical Psychology Intern
Sharp Hospital Pain Rehabilitation Center, San Diego, CA, Clinical Health Psychology Practicum
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, San Diego, CA Health Psychology Clerkship
Affiliations American Psyhological Association
American Psychological Association, Division 38 Health Psychology
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
Certification Psychologist License #PSY21712
Services Individual Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Group Therapy
Psychological Evaluations for Medical Procedures
Speaking engagements, trainings, or therapy groups onsite
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Dr. Casden always makes me feel at ease talking about coping with my health problems. She has really helped me and given me advice to help my family understand what I am dealing with. I would highly recommend Dr. Casden.
by Anonymous
June 17, 2011