Dr. Danielle Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and public health practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the areas of trauma, toxic stress, infant mental health and social and emotional learning. She has a doctorate in Social Work from Tulane University, as well as master’s degrees in both Social Work and Public Health from Tulane University. Dr. Wright is trained in Infant Mental Health, having completed the LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry’s Harris Infant Mental Health Fellowship. She also has a certification in Disaster Mental Health from Tulane University.
Dr. Wright has worked across various clinical mental health settings, public health settings, school settings and early childhood learning centers. She has extensive experience conducting individual therapy, group therapy, play therapy, and child-parent psychotherapy. She specializes in working with young children and adolescents navigating through a broad range of issues, including disorders of attachment, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma.
Dr. Wright’s therapeutic approach is strength-based and client-centered. She provides evidence-based interventions that equip clients with the tools necessary to expand their capacity to navigate through adversity with an eye towards achieving optimal emotional wellness across the lifespan.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Wright has experience in program development, implementation and evaluation. As the founding director of Navigate Nola, the child well-being division of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, she spent three years overseeing the development and implementation of the seven social-emotional and community wellness programs that fall under the Navigate Nola Division. She also served as an adjunct clinical field faculty member at Tulane University School of Social Work for four years.