I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I practice Dzogchen Meditation and recommend to all clients at least 15 minutes of meditation every morning. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Self-Harm, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy
CA LCSW 16309
Daniel is a kind and effective therapist. He is an active and empathetic listener and has helped me work on actionable goals every week. Highly recommend to anyone!
Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Daniel listens and offers his perspective, but more than that, he accurately gets to the root of your concerns and guides you on a path to self-awareness. I started my BetterHelp journey with concerns over my spending/addictive personality. Daniel helped me put those issues in a larger context of my relationship with my father and others. If nothing else, I have come away with a stronger understanding of what I can control in my life, vs what I can’t. Daniel has been an excellent resource for me and I highly recommend him for his therapeutic skill set.
Written on Jan 14, 2024 after therapy with Daniel for 8 months on issues concerning addictions
Written on Dec 05, 2023 after therapy with Daniel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
Daniel is a knowledgable and helpful therapist. I felt he truly listened to my needs in our sessions and was able to provide helpful guidance and tools to leverage outside of our sessions on my own. He is compassionate, calm, and easy to work with. I highly recommend Daniel.
Written on Nov 18, 2023 after therapy with Daniel for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amazing person with such a beautiful soul. I have always wanted to seek help and was unable to. I was extremely nervous about seeking help but Mr. Patten really made me feel safe, comfortable, and heard.
Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Daniel for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Daniel has been an absolutely fantastic therapist for me. I highly recommend him.
Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Daniel for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues