Danielle Conklin, PMHNP-BC, is a Nurse Practitioner of Psychiatry with a Master’s of Science Degree from New York University.
Her graduate clinical experiences include working with children and adolescents at the Bellevue Hospital Center’s psychiatric emergency program and the child and adolescent psychiatric day treatment program. She also has experience working with veterans and their families at the Manhattan VA Medical Center where she was involved with a dialectical behavioral therapy group, the clozapine clinic and the ethics committee.
Upon graduation, Danielle received the NYU College of Nursing’s “Distinguished Student in Psychiatry” award. She is currently an adjunct professor at NYU’s graduate-level nurse practitioner program and continuing her studies in NYU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program as well. She has recently been recognized as a Jonas Mental Health Scholar for her leadership potential and contributions to psychiatric nursing education.
Danielle worked for two years as a psychiatric staff nurse at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital’s comprehensive psychiatric emergency program and at the Addiction Institute of New York’s inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation program. In addition to her regular duties, she helped to create a nurse-led motivational interviewing group for clients in detox to improve treatment retention and promote continuation of care post discharge.
Her particular area of interest is the effect of interpersonal trauma in childhood on the development of psychiatric illness in young adulthood. She is trained in the evidence-based trauma treatment Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and has experience with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is also working toward the development of a trauma treatment subspecialty for advanced practice psychiatric nurses. Danielle has presented at several national conferences including the International Society for Psychiatric Nursing where she taught a workshop on ‘DBT with children and adolescents’ and at the New Jersey Society of Psychiatric Nurses on ‘Assessment of Complex Trauma’.
She believes a therapeutic relationship based in trust, kindness, and respect creates a safe space for curiosity, insight, and change. Danielle has a genuine passion for nurturing the resilience of persons with mental health challenges and is committed to helping her clients through the process of self-exploration and reflection to a richer understanding of themselves and their experiences.