He/Him/HisLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Doctor of Education, Ed.D Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dr. Dan is an online therapist based in North Carolina who also sees clients in Florida, Illinois, and Colorado. He specializes in helping adults and couples navigate their relationships. He also works with individuals that have a history of trauma and are experiencing symptoms of anxiety that are getting in the way of living the life they want. Sessions will take place online using a secure video connection.
Growth & Gratitude, PLLC, Dr. Dan's private practice serves clients through a convenient and flexible online format that allows for daytime and limited weeknight and Sunday evening availability. Dr. Dan utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in his work with couples and has received advanced training in using this highly effective framework. He is also trained to utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) which is one of the most researched and effective tools for helping people change. Mindfulness, Attachment and Learning are also at the core of working with Dr. Dan as he blends a unique style of building bodily awareness and teaching how and why humans have developed the coping skills and defensive mechanisms that they have. This awareness and teaching is central to change and growth.
Dr. Dan has studied human relationships and behavior both in and out of school his whole life. A lifelong learner, he has two post-graduate degrees, two children, two cats, and a wealth of experience from traveling throughout the US and other countries. Dr. Dan has also been a lifelong athlete and continues to explore the limits of partnership and self-reflection while adventuring outside and rock climbing in remote areas.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood
Years of Experience: 14 years
Growth & Gratitude, PLLC - Online Therapy, Private Practice Therapist, 2017 - Present
Mission Children's Specialists, Diagnostic Interviewer, 2020 - 2023
Monroe County School District, School Social Worker, 2018 - 2020
Jefferson County School District, School Social Worker, 2017 - 2018
Tennyson Center for Children, Therapist, 2013 - 2017
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, Group Counselor, 2010 - 2012
University of Colorado - Denver, Doctor of Education (Ed.D., 2018
University of Illinois - Chicago, Masters of Social Work (MSW), 2010
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology, 2008
North Carolina: C013376