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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
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 , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
LCSW #7251-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
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.
I value having daniel’s support and ear…
Daniel has helped me deal with a complicated loss and has given me encouragement as I keep moving towards healing.
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.
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.
Daniel is very helpful and very understanding
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I have only had one counseling session with Daniel, but I was very impressed and found our conversation extremely helpful.
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
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.
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.
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.
I love him. He is so helpful and insightful.
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!
Daniel is very experienced and articulate. Working with him has helped a lot.