Danielle Spangler is a clinical psychologist who's mission is to help individuals work through life's challenges and transitions. She provides a warm, supportive, and empathic environment to foster personal growth.

Dr. Spangler specializes in providing evidence-based treatments to individuals who experience depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD/trauma, grief/loss, caregiver burden, as well as to those who struggle with assertiveness, effective communication, and relationship difficulties.   She has extensive experience treating adults across the lifespan, as well as Veterans.


Dr. Spangler received her masters in counseling from New York University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, where she worked in inpatient, primary care, and outpatient (combat PTSD and general) mental health clinics.  Dr. Spangler went on to complete her postdoctoral fellowship at the San Francisco VA Healthcare System where she received specialized training in geropsychology. Her research focuses on  combining technology and mental health to create online suicide prevention resources that are easily accesible anywhere in the world. 


Spangler DA, Muñoz RF, Chu J, Leykin Y. Utilization of an automated Internet-based Safety Plan. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science. 2019  December 12.

Spangler DA, Muñoz RF, Chu J, Leykin Y. Perceived Utility of the Internet-Based Safety Plan in a Sample of Internet Users Screening Positive for Suicidality. Crisis. 2019 May 08; 1-4. 

Bongar  B, Spangler  DA. "Dangerousness to self." Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, SAGE Publications, 2017, Vols 1-7. 

Spangler DA, Holleran L, Bongar B. "Psychotherapy in clinical emergencies." Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice, edited by Beulter A, Consoli A, Bongar B, 2016, pp. 426-444.