Danielle Zurinsky, PhD

Manager of Facilitation Development

Passionate about building community and exploring the intersection of psychology and theology, Danielle joined The Allender Center in 2022 as Manager of Facilitator Development. She is responsible for overseeing The Allender Center’s talented and dynamic team of Group Facilitators and Facilitator Trainers who lead small group experiences for the annual Story Workshops and professional training certificates in Narrative Focused Trauma Care (NFTC).

Danielle holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Liverpool, and a Masters of Science in Health Psychology from the University of Surrey. From her doctoral studies, she brings experience in mixed-methodological psychological research with an interest in eating and addictive behaviors. She also has professional experience in undergraduate teaching and scholarly publishing.

Living in Seattle with her husband and beloved dog, Hazel, Danielle enjoys oil and acrylic painting, reading nonfiction, and spending time with family and friends.