Daniel Villarreal

(M.S.W., L.C.S.W.)
Therapist Daniel Villarreal Photo

About Me

I am a Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 33 years of experience working as a Counselor. I work with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I over33 years of Counseling Experience. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psycho-dynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #7251-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by G.J. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, addictions, and parenting issues

Dr. Villarreal understands things and communicates without saying too much. He confirms and affirms without patronising. My sessions leave me feeling relieved and refreshed and Û have noticed a subtle change in my behaviour. I can get further with less effort, and tackle new issues without having to constantly rehash old stuff. Its great, and can only get better.

Written by M.I. on Dec 26, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

I value having daniel’s support and ear…

Written by T.H. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Daniel has helped me deal with a complicated loss and has given me encouragement as I keep moving towards healing.

Written by N.I. on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Danielle, was great. I immediately felt comfortable talking with him and he did everything he could to help with action items that could have an impact right away. I am looking forward to working with him in the future.

Written by T.A. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Daniel is an awesome person to work with. He actively listens to my thoughts while providing positive feedback. His guidance allows me to work through things in a healthy manner.

Written by A.S. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Daniel is very helpful and very understanding

Written by K.A. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

I’ve just had my first session with Daniel Villarreal. I felt very comfortable talking about what I’m dealing with right now, my concerns, and what I need help with. I have confidence that we’ve laid a good foundation, and that he’ll be able to help me cope better.

Written by N.I. on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Great counselor, understands the Spanish background very well. Very calming to talk to. Seems as if you’re calling an old friend… one with great advice.

Written by A.L. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Daniel is great! He instantly makes you feel comfortable and at ease with his jolly yet calming personality. He structures our meetings in a goal-oriented and flexible way, which I really appreciate. This is my first experience with counseling and I can already feel a positive change in my outlook in the first three sessions with him. I highly recommend Daniel for his services and insights.

Written by H.A. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 3 months

Having Daniel for my first ever counseling experience was pretty perfect. He is very patient and listens intently, great chat and great stories. Really really appreciated him at this time.

Written by B.O. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Daniel for almost a year. He listens attentively and with compassion. He is very supportive and he always provides a good advice. I feel more at peace with myself and that I did the best I could for my circumstances.

Written by O.L. on Feb 07, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Daniel is a very knowledgeable, warm, and considerate person, and it makes him a great therapist. He listens and responds well in myriad session types, whether confronting a specific issue directly (ie, a particular symptom or issue related to trauma/dysfunction/disorders) or discussing more general things (life events, general mood, etc). When I ask for tools and strategies for processing things and working on symptoms of my disorder outside of live therapy sessions, Daniel always has ideas and they tend to be highly effective and helpful. The therapist matching on betterhelp worked really well- I think Daniel and I have a lot in common, from a shared drive for knowledge and analytic thinking to general compassion for others and the world. I came to betterhelp to address specific issues, and Daniel has been fantastic at helping me work on them.

Written by A.L. on Jan 09, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Daniel is a very soft-spoken, intelligent, and understanding individual. He helps you talk through your issues in a very natural and pleasant way. I had sessions with him where it just felt like we were chatting over a coffee, but the conversations would stick with me throughout my days and he really helped me get to a better and more confident mind-space.

Written by A.N. on Dec 25, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Daniel is doing a great job and has been helpful as a counsellor in many personally difficult and emotionally hard matters would love to keep him as my counsellor

Written by L.E. on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management

Daniel is amazing. He ticks every box when it comes to what I look for in a counselor. Hes open and honest and guides me in a way that matches my personality. He will even check in on me on his own time. 10/10.

Written by R.O. on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I have only had one counseling session with Daniel, but I was very impressed and found our conversation extremely helpful.

Written by C.A. on Oct 12, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Daniel is very easy to talk to and makes the conversation flow nicely, I appreciate his views and his positive outlook and feel comfortable during all out conversations

Written by J.E. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Daniel was so helpful and compassionate. From the very first conversation I felt like I could open up and he was very helpful with helping me cope.

Written by J.A. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and adhd

Daniel was very easy to talk to from the opening meeting. I was able to express myself with honesty and felt comfortable to do so. His advice and guidance has been enormously helpful to me.
I highly recommend Daniel and Better Help as a service in general. It has given me a base of support that I never had in the past.

Written by L.A. on Jul 18, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

What an absolutely amazing first experience with Better Help. Daniel strikes the balance between active listening and thoughtful feedback that only a profesional of his experience could pull off. I feel lighter after our sessions and know I’ve found a therapist I can stick with.

Written by E.L. on Jun 22, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

I love him. He is so helpful and insightful.

Written by M.A. on Apr 25, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

I've never met a counselor who understood me right away. Daniel is very experienced, thoughtful, and compassionate. He is able to help me sort out my thoughts inorder to make better decisions. Thank you Daniel for your professionalism and expertise!

Written by A.V. on Mar 25, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Daniel is very experienced and articulate. Working with him has helped a lot.