I’m Dr. Daniela Owen. Psychologist & Children’s Book Author
My work with children, adolescents, and their families focuses on evidence based practices, including CBT, Mindfulness, Compassion, and ACT.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on identifying unhelpful thoughts and actions that result in negative mood states and learning new ways of thinking and acting to help improve mood, anxiety, worry, and stress.
Mindfulness focuses on non-judgmental observation of moods, thoughts, and actions and helps refocus attention on the present moment.
Compassion focuses on activating the self-soothing system to respond with kindness and caring to negative mood states and negative automatic thoughts.
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) focuses on being able to accept and tolerate unpleasant thoughts and feelings and to separate those thoughts and feelings from who we are.
Videos and News
- ABC’s “The View” – @SaraHaines speaks with one of her favorite children’s book authors, clinical psychologist @DrDanielaOwen, on how the nation’s mental health crisis is affecting our kids and how her book series urges children to express their feelings at a young age.
- 17 Children’s Books About Feelings & Emotions – Romper
- WSJ Bestselling Books Week Ended March 27
- 15 Best Books About Mental Illness