Utah Family Therapy
Daniela Ornelas, Marriage And Family Therapist

Daniela Cadmus


Meet Daniela Cadmus

Hispanic Therapist

Daniela Cadmus, was born in Mexico City and lived there for most of her life. 

Her whole family currently lives in Mexico. She moved to Texas to her mother’s cousin’s house when she was a teenager with her mom and her sister and started high school in Katy, Texas. 

She recently moved to Utah after getting married to a friend she met in college and started graduate school.

Meet Papi

Papi Therapy Dog

Daniela has two loves, her husband and her dog, Papi. 

Papi is Daniela’s baby and she loves to show other people pictures of her sweet dog. 

Daniela got her dog when she was in college and has been taking care of him since he was 3 months old.

She wants to get Papi trained to be a therapy dog so he can be able to come to some of her sessions.

Papi is a very loving puppy so Daniela enjoys bringing him around other people. 


Some of Daniela’s hobbies include:

  • painting
  • coloring
  • going on long walks with Papi and her husband
  • movies
  • reading
  • working out
  • and spending time outdoors.

Daniela likes the warm weather because it allows her to do so many fun activities such as hiking and having beautiful picnics outside.

She doesn’t like the cold and she typically has a hard time over the winter because of the lack of sun.

She’s having to adjust to the winters in Utah being the coldest winters she’s ever experienced. 

Working with Children & Teens

Daniela has six years of childcare experience and is used to working with babies and toddlers.

She has loved every minute of it and that experience has helped her be more interested in working with children today.

Daniela has worked at a residential treatment center with teenagers and learned to handle hard situations.

She is also use to working with children who are 5 and under.

Working with Families

Because of her experience, she realized how important families are and how much support and love children and teenagers need.

She got really curious and interested in family therapy and started looking into furthering her education and becoming a family therapist. 

She is very determined to help families that are struggling.

Personal Challenges

Daniela has been able to overcome the uncertainty of moving from a different country and following her dreams.

She has to thrown herself into a new system and navigated the hardships that came with it in order to find her passion. 

She understands what it’s like to feel like you don’t belong and the importance of relationships and family.

She had to be able to ask for help and trust her friends and family. She was happy to know that she didn’t have to do everything on her own.

She found something that really moved her inside and the right help to get her where she needed to be. 


Daniela focuses mainly on children, teenagers, and families.

Her therapy work is using a trauma-informed lens and she enjoys teaching others about trauma.

She wants to be able to provide therapy for the Hispanic community since Spanish is her first language and knows there is a big need for Spanish-speaking therapists.

Daniela loves to have a variety of clients and likes to join with clients where they are at in their journey.

She helps facilitate our Life Skills group as well as our Youth Intensive Outpatient Program.

She loves her job and caring for others.

Contact Daniela today by calling 801.901.0279.


Lets face it, who likes to talk about their crap with other people? 

If you’re like most clients, you’re used to being judged despite hearing so many people talk about non judgment and when you do open up, it seems like the more you share, the less likely you are to get compassion. 

We’ve worked our butts off to create a clinic where the unfiltered, real you, can show up and heal, so dammit give therapy a chance

We love the unfiltered real you, let’s heal together. – Utah Family Therapy Team