Dr Daniela Herescu believes that Mental health is important for everyone. She feels that “your mental health — your psychological, emotional and social well-being — impacts every area of your life.” She also says that having positive mental health allows you to effectively deal with the daily stressors of life, communicate well with others, make healthy decisions and live life to its fullest. But sometimes, struggles with mental illnesses and addiction can make it seem like achieving a healthy mental state is impossible.
Dr. Daniela has been passionate about mental health and emotional wellbeing for most of her life and has felt fortunate to start working as a Psychiatrist in 2007 and, for the last 8 years, to work as a Consultant Psychiatrist.
Dr. Daniela feels that in a fast pace world, our health, including our mental health has taken its toll, and more people than ever are increasingly aware of their suffering emotional condition.
Having worked in inpatient settings and community settings, Daniela has been fortunate enough to gain experience in different aspects of Psychiatry.
From child and adolescent to neuro-developmental conditions, to anxiety, depression, suicidality, self-harm, personality disorders, people with complex trauma, (especially post-sexual abuse), misuse of substances, to bipolar, schizo-affective and paranoid schizophrenia disorders amongst many others, Dr. Daniela has been part of the patients and clients recovery who needed help along the way.
Above the diagnoses, Dr. Daniela discovered people, their pain, their dreams, their families and friends, how an individual’s suffering can tear apart one’s self-esteem and hope and the impact it has on one’s professional, personal and social life.
She says that mental health conditions can be so alienating and people feel so alone in the process hence communication and the proper support are needed.
Dr. Daniela believes that Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience.
No one has to be alone in this process and Daniela is pleased to collaborate with Private Therapy Clinic, as we share common values and ethos.
Dr. Daniela wants to support you in the journey of life, mental health and recovery. Her therapeutic approach is holistic and based on CBT, DBT, medical, pharmaceutics, compassionate and caring, understanding and enabling and tailored to the individual.
Over the years, Daniela has had the pleasure of working with great teams and had a special interest in neuro-developmental conditions like ADHD and ASD. From children to adults with these conditions, from hospitals or the community, Daniela supported people to be diagnosed, understand their diagnosis and then receive adequate medication and monitor for side effects.
Daniela feels that mental health conditions tend to coexist and not be singular so joint work and understanding of difficulties encountered by the individual is needed. She finds it rewarding to discuss with people and support them in understanding themselves, accepting their past and formulating a new way for their future.
Dr. Daniela feels that recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time and wishes to embark, together with you, on the path of well-being.