Daniel S Binaei

Daniel S Binaei


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
Updated December 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Artists' mental health
  • Codependency
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Trauma
  • Creative blocks & writer's block
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination

Professional statement

I have an integrative perspective in my approach to psychotherapy, rooted in an interest in spirituality, social justice, and meditation. I have focused on working with clients with Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions, Relationship Issues Trauma and Grief and Loss. I am influenced by the work and perspectives of Carl Jung, sometimes engaging clients in dream work. I also use Yoga Nidra and imagery techniques to help clients resolve and heal from trauma. In addition to my Psychotherapy practice, I have provided Clinical Supervision to MA-level therapists working in community counseling. Before entering the field I worked in no profit management and outreach. My personal intersts include, music, politics, yoga, kickboxing and meditation.

Message to clients

Throughout life we face many challenges, some internal and some external. In my view therapy is about lifelong growth and evolution, bringing us closer to becoming our most authentic self and fulfilling our souls purpose. Therapy provides an open space to freely explore our concerns and express our passions in an honest, authentic way, free of social or familial pressures or judgements. Sometimes, the best parts of ourselves have become exiled into the unconscious. by exploring and reintegrating these crucial aspects of our identity we become more fulfilled and whole. I look forward to working with you.


Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Creative blocks & writer's block - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (55min)


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1p-8p
  • Tue 1p-8p
  • Wed 1p-8p
  • Thu 1p-8p
  • Fri 1p-8p
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Self , Psychotherapist , 2010 - Present
Pilsen Wellness Center / Independent contractor, Clinical Supervisor , 2013 - 2016
Northsore Unviersity Health Systems , Psychotherapist , 2007 - 2013

University of Chicago , MA, 2007


Illinois: 149013849