Danika Sciarrotta

Tell us a little bit about yourself

Hello! My name is Danika. I am completed a Clinical-Community Psychology doctoral degree at the University of La Verne in California. I love traveling to new places and learning new things. Some of my hobbies include reading, watercolor painting, running, and swing dancing.

What has been your most embarrassing moment (either at work or play)?

I worked during undergraduate at a gym. A senior aerobic class was held on weekday mornings. One morning shift I went outside to my car for a jacket. I noticed walking back that a car’s trunk was open. I stopped to see if anyone was going to get out of the car. Nothing happened. I thought it would be a good idea to close the trunk to protect the car owner’s belongings. I quickly walked over to the car and slammed the trunk closed! All of a sudden I heard a scream from inside the car. I had scared one of our senior members. He asked me to explain myself! I shared that I was trying to protect his belongings. I asked what he was doing! He said that he was trying to “relax” and finish reading the newspaper before the class started. We laughed but I was so embarrassed!

What is your favorite comfort food?

Meatballs.

If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Norway.

Your favorite quote…

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Gandhi

Role in the Center

Doctoral Psychology Intern

Areas of interest

I enjoy working with a variety of concerns. Some of my areas of interest include depression, grief and loss, stress and coping, and relationship issues. I use an existential framework and integrate other theories to assist individuals in reaching their personal and professional goals.

Degrees awarded

Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

Master of Science in Psychology, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, California State University of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA