Dani Giddens, PMH-C (she/her)

Climb Out of the Darkness Assistant Director
Location: Washington

Dani is a Perinatal Mental Health-Certified (PMH-C) advocate, a Group Peer Support (GPS) leader in her community, and host of PSI’s I AM ONE Podcast – a passion project fueled by her own lived experience.

Hearing one person’s story on a podcast changed the trajectory of her life. It was the catalyst to finding a therapist, opening up about her own experience with Postpartum Anxiety, Depression & OCD, and realizing she wasn’t alone. She discovered that there is strength in processing trauma and empowerment in sharing stories. So, that’s what she’s here to do!

Dani joined PSI in 2020 as a volunteer in the 2nd cohort of the Peer Mentor Program, and expanded her volunteer work as a Climb Leader. She was thrilled to join PSI’s staff in 2021, supporting the Climb Out of the Darkness Program and its volunteers.

Outside of this important work, Dani earned a B.A. in both Communication & French from Western Washington University in 2007. When she’s not therapeutically weeding her garden, you’ll find her hiking in the woods, hitting the slopes at Mt. Baker & sampling the tasty food-truck and microbrew scene at her home in the PNW.