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Danielle Shakenovsky is a qualified Social Worker having obtained a BA (hons) in Social Work from the University of Johannesburg. She has previously held a position as a statutory social worker, working with children from compromised backgrounds where she has facilitated the process of transitioning children into stable environments whether it be foster care, adoption or family reunification. She has facilitated numerous support groups for children struggling with issues relating to loss. Danielle also runs social skills workshops for children. These sessions are provided in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment and will equip children with the learning and life skills needed to successfully navigate their social environment. These groups focus on issues such as bullying, social media, communication, expressing feelings, and assertiveness.


Danielle has spent time in Rwanda, in a rural youth village assisting and supporting vulnerable youth and empowering them with the self confidence in order for them to succeed in society.


Danielle is passionate about empowering young people to overcome challenges and to make their world brighter. As this process involves multiple role players, she also consults with family members as every family member has a role to play in the development of a child.


Danielle is fully registered with the SACSSP, and the Board of Health Care Funders. A percentage of counselling fees can be reimbursed from medical aid.


Areas of Interest:

  • Loss and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Social Skills
  • Bullying


Works with:

  • Children over the age of 7 years
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Families
  • Groups


Contact Details
Cell: 082 396 4911


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