I am a dual licensed mental health counselor with licenses in both substance-abuse and mental health disorders. In my time as a counselor I have worked with a broad client base, including people struggling with major depressive disorder, bi-polar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, relationship conflicts both professional and personal, family problems, and substance abuse disorders. I have been greatly honored to walk with some very brave and inspiring people and look forward to working to more people who are ready to make real changes to their lives.
My approach looks to first establish an environment of unconditional positive regard in which a person can feel safe to bring out the most authentic parts of their lives and make meaning out their struggles. I do this by combining cognitive behavioral theories, emotion focused treatment, and mindfulness. Each person I connect with will have a personalized approach that will help them find the places in his/her life that can bring about a better quality of living.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy
WA LMHC 60613498
He takes his time with you, does not rush the appointment, goes at your pace and is really relatable and makes you feel comfortable. Really good first experience with therapy
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Daniel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd
Out of the six or seven therapists I’ve tried over the last 10+ years, Daniel is the only one I have EVER built true trust with. I can tell him every part of me I’ve hidden, free of judgement, so we can work through it. If there is judgement, it’s mutual, respectful, and 10000000% based off of the strong relationship we’ve built. He will call out and help shift the narrative of my self talk and the assumptions I jump to, bringing me back to concrete facts and evidence. He’s the first counselor I’ve ever delved into my drug habits with, and for the first time in……15 years?? I have things slightly more under control because he’s helping me work through things instead of automatically resorting to old habits. I sometimes wish I could have more than one session a week because so much goes on, but he has gone out of his way to respond to messages in his off time, providing an incredible resource between sessions. I appreciate the playfulness he brings to therapy - we talk about a lot of really really hard things, and he’ll somehow find a way to make me laugh when he sees me shutting down. He’s great at knowing when the silence needs to remain silent and I need to sit with it vs the silence is harming my thought patterns and he redirects it. I cannot speak higher of my experience with Daniel and I am so so grateful to have him in my corner. I would be in a much darker place without his support and the skills and lessons he’s taught me. Honestly, even when we just have a vent session, it’s helpful to complain to a neutral party.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Daniel for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders
Daniel is great, he is always available and reliable when called upon, and we had a few great discussions together, he was awesome. It’s unfortunate therapy wasn’t just meant for me probably due to my background, but the little time I got to spend with him was certainly worth it.
Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
While I haven’t been able to actually book a session due to work, Daniel does message me to check in and make sure I’m doing okay.
Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Thanks for everything.
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and a
Thanks Dan for always putting my chaos in logical perspective.
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 2 years on issues concerning addictions