Sessional Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Fosmark Centre
+1 (604) 513-2121

Department(s) or Program(s)


Danielle has been in clinical practice for over 13 years and is a CAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor. She joined the Master of Christian Studies in Marriage & Family Therapy after teaching and supervising M.A. and Ph.D. students at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, ON. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario and is a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist. Danielle has a small private practice when not teaching and recharges with the Enneagram, mountain hikes and being with her husband and children.

Research & Scholarship


Ph.D., Saint Paul University (University of Ottawa), Ottawa, ON

M.A.-MFT, ACTS Seminaries (Trinity Western University), Langley, BC

M.A., York University, Toronto, ON

B.A., Dordt University, Sioux Center, IA

Recent Publications


Vriend Fluit, D. & Gall, T. (2020). “The Flow of Hope: Couples’ Perspectives on Building Hope in Therapy.” Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Vriend Fluit, D. (2015). “Satir transformational model of therapy and the integration of spirituality.” Journal of Counselling and Spirituality, 34 (1).

Vriend Fluit, D. (2013). “Soft eyes: The importance of minding our clients’ spirituality. Insights into Clinical Counselling, BCACC, 18(4).


“Bonds for Life: Attachment in Theory and Practice,” Workshop (2019), Toronto, ON, Canadian Hearing Society Counselling Services.

 “Family Therapy and Beyond: Building the Family’s Capacity to Change,” Workshop (2018), Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON

 “Building Therapist Capacity: Hope and Despair, ” Workshop (2017), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Member Seminar, Ottawa, ON

 “Hope & Despair: Two Sides of the Same Coin,” Workshop (2017), Society of Pastoral Counselling Research Conference, Waterloo, ON – May 2017.

 “Holding Therapeutic Hope,” Workshop (2016), Satir Transformational Model International Conference, Vancouver, BC

 “Satir Model of Change and Spirituality,” Workshop (2014), Spirituality & Psychotherapy Conference, Ottawa, ON

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Registered Marriage & Family Therapist (RMFT)
  • Approved Supervisor (CAMFT)
  • International Centre for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEFT)
  • Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (RP)


  • Therapeutic Hope
  • Couples and Dyadic Research
  • Attachment Theory
  • EFT and EFFT Approaches
  • Faith, Spirituality & Psychotherapy

Courses Taught

MFT 664: Ethics & Professional Issues

MFT 694: Internship