Danielle Lascano, EdD, LMFT, RPT

Chair, Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
Director, MS in Counseling Psychology

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Danielle Lascano, EdD, has a background in psychology and religion. She started her career in community mental health and then worked with students and teachers in the school system. In 2012, she began working with children and adolescents experiencing grief and trauma. In 2017, she began working with the Building Forever Families Initiative, creating an evidence-based curriculum and training coaches to improve the visitation process in the foster care system. She has 15 years of teaching experience in primary, secondary, and higher education, and has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs in APU’s Department of Psychology since 2015.


  • EdD, Counseling Psychology w/Embedded MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, Argosy University
  • MA, Religion (Emphasis in Biblical Studies), Azusa Pacific University
  • BA, Psychology and Religious Studies, University of California, Riverside

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Child and Adolescent Grief and Trauma
  • Child and Adolescent Growth and Development
  • Community Psychology