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Daniel Frigo, LICSW, LISW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I believe that every person holds the power and resources necessary to find happiness. As a trans woman I understand both the external and the internal forces that create self-doubt and spike fear—the loneliness, the separateness, and the tailspin of uncertainty. I know, too, from professional and personal experience that self-acceptance and happiness are within everyone. Science upholds this belief, telling us that those who seek help benefit from it. For me this is not a theory, but the product of experience. I favor mindful-based approaches, but I also have practice experience with cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidenced-based methods. I work well with people challenged not only by anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD), but also with those in challenging relationships, gender issues, especially those from LGBTQ and military veteran populations. I welcome all those who seek an empathic, supportive, and nonjudgmental collaborator to a better, more fulfilling and satisfying life.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MN LICSW 15966

NM LISW SWB-2022-1089

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Daniel Frigo. 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.

Lakshmi has been a huge help to me, while working with her I was able to go handle some difficult family situations with so much less emotional pain than I thought I’d go through. Myself being a young woman in a long term relationship and with a complicated family dynamic it was very helpful to have her encouragement and her guidance to help me be more true to myself. Lakshmi is relatable, kind and supportive. So thankful for the work she helped me do.

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I will use the name Lakshmi, as that is what she goes by, but she is the absolute BEST. In a single session, she made me feel seen, heard, and understood immediately. She always affirmed my feelings and had incredible insights and observations to share giving me tips and techniques for dealing with my situation. Lakshmi creates a safe space where I felt at ease right away. She also really cares, and is amazing about taking time to consider anything you send her and respond both quickly and with guidance.

I would recommend working with Lakshmi for absolutely anyone.

Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues