About

Advocating for students since 1997

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Internationally known counselor and educator, Danielle Arca has been serving the educational needs of students and families around the globe for over two decades. Not only is she an expert in college admissions, coaching high school students in all aspects of the college admissions process, she is the student’s advertising agent — combining a proven track record of success with her intuition and creativity to uncover the innate gifts in every student, marketing those talents to colleges and increasing a student’s chance of admission.

Her background also allows her to incorporate comprehensive guidance counseling services into the college process. Danielle’s expertise as a counselor spans the middle school, high school and college level. Also setting her apart are her genuine rapport with students and parents, her multilingualism, and her experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor helping families work through personal challenges often encountered during the college process.

Headquartered in Aspen, Colorado with a satellite office in Miami, Danielle represents students on and between coasts. She elicits and develops your child’s inner guru and makes sure your student stands out among thousands of other applicants. Whether your child is an athlete or artist, musician or dancer, budding architect or engineer, accomplished leader, debater or entrepreneur, Danielle brings extensive experience and professionalism to every family, tailoring her support to your individual needs — all to give you exceptional advice that will last a lifetime.

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We believe that people come and go in our lives but there are some who leave footprints in our hearts. Thank you for being one of those people.

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Philosophy of Education


WHETHER YOUR STUDENT IS TOP DOG OR THE OFTEN-OVERLOOKED UNDERDOG, DANIELLE’S PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION CENTERS AROUND ONE MAIN PRINCIPLE: THE INDIVIDUALITY OF EACH STUDENT. 

Danielle is committed to the successful academic and social placement of each student in the educational institution that best accommodates their personality, talents, hobbies and interests, lifestyle, and geographical preferences, also taking into account potential needs for additional academic support.

She does not believe in packaging students according to a predetermined formula in order to win the favor of certain schools. She is passionate about finding the right match between student and school. When this match is made, the right schools recognize and appreciate all that a student has to offer.  

If you feel overwhelmed by the college process and don’t know where to begin, or simply prefer the helping hand of an experienced professional to coach you through it all, let ExpertAdmit” be there for you from start to admission.

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I struggled in high school for many different reasons, but Danielle made an effort to shine a light on the things that I excelled in.

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Education

Arizona State University, Division of Psychology in Education

Master of Counseling | Magna Cum Laude   

Tulane University, Newcomb College

Bachelor of Science | Summa Cum Laude

Major: Psychology | Minor: Spanish

Awarded 75% merit scholarship

Miami Killian Senior High School

Class Size: 800 | Rank: 8

Training & Skills

Harvard University and The College Board’s Institute on College Admissions

Nationally Certified Tutor by College Reading and Learning Association 

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, License #6546

State of Arizona Teaching Certification for Psychology/Counseling

Speaking, reading and writing fluency in Spanish, German and French

Experience

 

Riviera Preparatory School Counseling Department Founder & Director Miami,FL

Danielle founded Riviera’s first Counseling Department, overseeing 300 students in grades 6 through 12. She developed a dynamic program addressing academics, personal and social development, career exploration and the college application process. She wrote a monthly newsletter, managed the school’s community service requirement, served as AP Coordinator, Test Center Supervisor for the SAT and ACT, Head Coach for the Girls Volleyball Teams, and taught Yoga as part of the Physical Education curriculum.

Scottsdale Community College      Scottsdale, AZ Counseling Faculty

Danielle provided individual counseling, crisis intervention, educational planning, academic advisement, career development, and test administration/interpretation; facilitated workshops for students, staff, and community: How to be Healthy without Going to the Gym & Stress Management; taught Strategies for College Success, Personal Development for Latinas (in Spanish), Career Exploration, College Orientation and Personal Growth, Study Skills Development, Building Self-Esteem; conducted placement exam seminars and new student orientation; designed “Express Yourself” outreach workshops to international and African-American students and student-athletes; promoted student recruitment and retention; developed departmental and campus programs; performed conflict mediation/ resolution; wrote articles for campus publication; facilitated Strategic Conversation at Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board Meeting.

Gulliver Preparatory School Miami, FL College and Guidance Counselor

Accredited by: SACS-CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement), CITA (Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation), FCIS (Florida Council of Independent Schools), FKC (Florida Kindergarten Council), and SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools, an organization closely aligned with SACS offering dual-accreditation)

Danielle facilitated the holistic development of 140 students per grade in grades 9 – 12 through academic, career, and college admission counseling; individual and group personal and crisis counseling; referrals to community professionals; scheduling; course and level placement of new students; monitoring of graduation requirements; student-teacher and parent-teacher conflict mediation/resolution; monitoring and implementing of intervention strategies for academically at-risk students; processing extended time requests and appeals for school-based and standardized testing; coordinating and supervising PLAN and PSAT administrations; freshman, sophomore, junior and senior seminars; incoming freshman family conferences; junior family college conferences; speaking at parent functions; faculty training workshops.

Additional positions include: Admissions Committee Member | At-Risk Committee Member | ACT/SAT Test Center Supervisor | Assistant Coach Girls JV Volleyball Team | Assistant Coach Girls Cross Country/Track and Field Teams | National Honor Society Committee Member | Department Liaison for Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Program | Private School Consortium Committee Member of Miami Invitational College Fair