Dr-Danita Applewhite

Mesa, Arizona

Dr-Danita Applewhite

Mesa, Arizona

Danita Applewhite, PhD, CRC (aka "Professor Apple")
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Former Psychology Professor, Author, Army Veteran, Host of "Student2Teacher" radio show, and Founder/CEO of White Apple Institute.
Dr. Applewhite (aka “Professor Apple”) is recognized as one of the leading experts in the field of rehabilitation counseling and education. She maintains a private practice and is the host of the Ask Dr. Applewhite (formerly Student2Teacher) Radio Talk Show dedicated to improving school and work performance for adults, including fellow Veterans, with mental/learning and physical disabilities, pain issues, and related emotional and psychosocial challenges. She also consults with educators and employers on ways to improve accommodations, retention, and performance for students and employees with disability.

She is most effective with her clientele because of her own recovery from cancer and a near fatal car accident, resulting in her being wheelchair-bound and adapting to chronic pain. This journey has inspired her to apply the principles she has shared with others to avoid “burn-out and drop-out”, to change the perception of "disabled to differently-abled", and to recognize that everyone, regardless of the severity of our disabilities, is capable of being “students and teachers”!.

She founded the White Apple Institute, a non-profit organization, to provide resources such as the Student2Teacher™ Radio Talk Show and Crisis Stipends for students unable to afford counseling and unexpected expenses related to succeeding in higher education and the workforce. For more information visit www.Askdrapplewhite.com . Contact her for Counseling, Consultation, and Speaking at Email: danita.applewhite@gmail.com Tel: 480-471-8082

  • Work
    • GateWay Community College
  • Education
    • Susan Miller Dorsey High School
    • Chapman University
    • Concordia College and University
    • The University of Arizona
    • Capella University