LCMHC, M. Ed, Advocate, Business Consultant
Danielle Oates is the President and Founder of Advocacy & Consulting Solutions. She has always been passionate about helping and assisting people who can’t speak up for themselves. Danielle’s motivation to advocate for people came from a place of love: the desire to see everyone treated fairly regardless of their status. She has always gotten involved where it counts, fighting for social justice and equal rights.
She believes that access to advocacy, mental health care, and education are the best defenses for most problematic situations. Therefore, she is committed to helping people learn and grow in their choices. Indeed, she dedicates herself to fulling her purpose to help and support individuals and families.
Being a licensed clinical mental health counselor, she boasts an extensive experience in clinical counseling and crisis intervention as a domestic violence and sexual assault counselor for the YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association). In addition, she works with nonprofit and community organizations by providing access to mental health services. As a parent with a child who has a learning disability, she decided to get trained as a parent advocate. One of her proudest moments was receiving her certification for parent advocacy for children with special needs in Boston, Massachusetts, from the Federation of Children with Special Needs.
Danielle has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts, and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Cambridge, Massachusetts. As the founder of Advocacy & Consulting Solutions, Danielle is faithful to helping others by establishing a client-centered approach, making her an invaluable asset to the people she serves.