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Daniel Klinkert, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I became motivated to pursue a career in psychotherapy through my lived experience as a recovering addict. I began this work twenty years ago as a peer counselor at the facility that helped me recover from a life threatening addiction. I am fortunate to have had a rewarding and successful career in the mental health field which includes working for 16 years as a fully licensed therapist, providing over 10,000 hours of individual and group psychotherapy, running my own professional training company, and doing research into college preparatory models for adults with severe mental illness. My specialties include treating severe and persistent mental illness, chemical dependency, compulsive gambling, and trauma-related disorders. My approach to psychotherapy is very client-centered and while I am eager to learn and apply a wide variety of treatment modalities I believe this work is highly individualized. I enjoy working with a diverse client base and my priorities are to build strong relationships and work with clients to apply their individual strengths towards whatever life challenges they are seeking to overcome.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information


WA LICSW 61311668


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Daniel Klinkert. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Daniel is awesome. Great listener and provided meaningful feedback and useful tools to gain momentum in addressing what I’ve been dealing with.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Daniel has helped me get through the tough times I am facing!

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Daniel is great, I've only had a few sessions with him and I've already gotten a lot out of them. He always asks what I think the most productive thing to discuss is which I really appreciate, he listens well, and offers good, actionable advice.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel completely at ease talking to him and he’s very good at keeping me on track. I tend to get off track frequently dealing with many family members so this makes it wonderful in sorting out what I can do to change things within my home.

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Things are going well so far. Couples counseling is different but I think he's doing a good job helping us identifying and thinking about things we've been distant from. Just kind of letting us lead, buy also stepping in when we don't know where to go.

Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes