About Elayne S. Daniels, PhD
As an anti-diet, trauma informed clinical psychologist, I provide psychotherapy and consultation services to men and women, adolescents and adults. I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher with specialized training and certification in yoga integrated psychotherapy for people with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and/or trauma.
I completed my predoctoral, postdoctoral, and advanced postdoctoral fellowships at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT.
Since 1999, I have been in private practice in Canton, MA. I have taught psychology courses at several colleges; presented at professional conferences on the topics of eating disorders, body image, and sexuality; and published in professional journals. I have been the featured guest on radio and television programs as well as on a variety of blogs. I am referenced in a documentary about the dieting industry and published a chapter in a college text book on the psychological effects of women’s pursuit of beauty. I have been a sought after speaker on a variety of topics.
In 1991, I began a personal yoga practice. In 2006, I became certified to teach yoga. I then went on to earn certifications in LifeForce yoga (for depression and anxiety), Trauma-Sensitive yoga, Color Me Yoga for children, and I have developed a body image yoga curriculum for use in my private practice. I have additional training by The Body Positive and am a licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator. I have meditation training and incorporate mindfulness practices in my work with patients.
Another area of interest and specialization is working with people with the trait of High Sensitivity.
In my spare time, I love to beach comb, go for walks, discover new places, spend time with family, and immerse in the beauty of nature.