Damon Korb - Director
> Danny Arias - Personal Counselor, Performance Coach, Executive Function Strategist
   Tara Arnaiz - Marriage and Family Therapist
   Carolina Gavilanes - Education Specialist
   Carlin Graveline - Speech and Language Pathologist
   Cassandra Harms - Marriage and Family Therapist
  
Savita Joshi - Office Receptionist
  
Amy Korb - Business Manager
   Sue Landaiche - Office Administrator
   Joyia Moeller - Educational Psychologist
   Cheri Nistler - Educational Psychologist
   Jana Parker - Educational Psychologist
   Jennifer Rich - Marriage and Family Therapist
   Michael Slone - Educational Psychologist, Behavior Analyst
   Susie Todd - Administrative Assistant
   Makenzie Wesner - Behavioral and Developmental Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
   Lara Zawacki - Educational Psychologist, School Psychologist

Danny Arias, M.A.
Personal Counselor, Performance Coach, Executive Function Strategist

Danny is a counselor at the Center for Developing Minds who works with preteens, teens and young adults. He uses many different approaches and adjusts counseling techniques based on the client’s needs. Danny prides himself on creating relationships built on trust with his students and understands that real progress can only be achieved when such a relationship exists. He has experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, self-regulating, attention, communication skills, stress, bullying, social media, academic and college planning. Danny also moderates classes at the CDM, including “Sprint to the Finish: Academic Coaching designed to help students get “back on track” and finish the school year strong.” and “Train Your Mind: Mental Skills for the young athlete.”

Prior to joining the CDM, Danny served for nearly ten years as a school counselor in the bay area at Archbishop Mitty and Archbishop Riordan High Schools, where he worked with a wide variety of students on various topics and skills. In addition, he partnered with SF Suicide prevention to create a mental health education program for high school teens. He also has experience working with younger students, having completed some of his internship at Loma Prieta Elementary and C.T. English Middle School.

Danny earned a B.A. from California State University, Chico, and his M.A. in counselor education at San Jose State University. Part of his masters program was completed in Lusaka, Zambia, where he worked with orphans dealing with drug addiction, serious health issues, developmental set-backs, educational and social skills deficiencies.

Along with his counseling work, Danny enjoys working with youth athletes to help them improve their mental abilities. He is passionate about sports and has coached basketball at the junior college, high school and club levels.