Daniel  Even

Daniel Even

Masters in Divinity, MDiv

Master of Social Work, MSW

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated November 14, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Religious issues
  • Burnout at work
  • Balancing work and personal life
  • Interpersonal skill building
  • Role transitions
  • Pain management
  • Social isolation
  • Marital conflict
  • Anxiety and depression

Professional statement

Daniel Even is a 34-year veteran of the field, and specializes in anxiety, depression, burnout at work, interpersonal skills, marital conflict, pain management, and religious issues. He works with most age groups, including young adults, college students, adults, professionals, couples, and seniors.

Daniel specializes in group therapy. In addition to his private practice, he also leads an experiential group at UMass Dartmouth for graduate students in the psychology department. He is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and a life member of both the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy.

Daniel's approaches to therapy include acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness practices. In addition to his master's degree in Social Work, Daniel also holds a Master of Divinity. He has a special interest in connecting Western religious traditions with an Eastern meditative approach. His approach to mindfulness integrates dialectical behavioral skills in order to address clients' conflicts and strengths related to spirituality.

Daniel has degrees from Harvard, Smith College, and Bucknell University, and has worked in several health centers and hospitals throughout New England. He has been in private practice since 1981.


Message to clients

As the name of our practice suggests, group therapy is one of my major specialties. A commitment to group as a first class treatment modality brought me into the field of psychotherapy and has lasted throughout my career. Nearly 10,000 hours of group leadership, teaching group dynamics at the graduate level, and participation in regional and national professional societies dedicated to the advancement of quality group therapy continue to broaden and deepen that commitment.
In addition, I provide individual personal consultation, couples counseling, and Mindfulness Based Skills Coaching. I am comfortable addressing my clients’ dilemmas, conflicts, and strengths associated with religion and spirituality. Coming from an ecumenical rather than creedal perspective I see such issues as an integral part of understanding individual identity while participating more fully in diverse communities.


Specialties

Religious issues - Resolving any conflicts between personal issues and religion; religious tensions within families; connecting religious traditions with a meditative approach

Burnout at work - Has worked extensively with professionals in business, academia, and the medical field

Balancing work and personal life - Provides guidance on finding a work-life balance

Interpersonal skill building - For professionals, applying interpersonal skills from work to non-work relationships

Role transitions - Becoming a new parent; resolving any conflicts between work and family roles

Pain management - Managing pain at work, e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain

Social isolation - Feeling disconnected despite the proliferation of social media

Marital conflict - Individual or couples therapy

Anxiety and depression - Feeling down, overall mood disturbance, difficulty being motivated; generalized anxiety


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $105 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $117 (45min)
  • Group sessions: $47

Therapist's note

A sliding scale of $37-$47 is available for group therapy sessions.


Location(s)

Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 122C

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
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Work and Education

Group by Design (Private Practice), Providence, RI, 1981 - Present

Psychiatry Foundation of Rhode Island, Inc., Providence, RI, Clinical Director, Group Therapy Program, 1995 - 1996

Butler Hospital, Outpatient Psychotherapist, Providence, RI, 1993 - 1995

Slatoff and Ward, PPA (Group Practice Affiliation), Outpatient Psychotherapist, Nashua, NH, 1988 - 1992

Matthew Thornton Health Plan (HMO), Group Therapy Specialist, Outpatient Psychotherapist, Nashua, NH, 1979 - 1988

Worcester Youth Guidance Center, Outpatient Psychotherapist, Worcester, MA, 1978 - 1979

Manchester Mental Health Center, Day treatment therapist, Manchester, NH, 1974 - 1976

Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, Cambridge, MA, Three year certificate program in group psychotherapy, 1979 - 1982

Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA, Master of Social Work, Thesis: Informed Negotiations: The Consumer-Client and the Intern-Therapist, 1976 - 1978

Harvard University, Master of Divinity, cum laude, Thesis: Identity, Idolatry, and the Concept of Emptiness in Madhyamika Buddhism: A Study in Doctrines of the Self, 1968 - 1972

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Bachelor of Arts, 1964 - 1968


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Daniel  Even
Interpersonal Effectiveness: The Challenge of Anxiety & Depression

This group is for adults ages 20 and older. It is an adjunctive group which requires members to have a primary individual therapist and/or psychiatrist who has made a formal diagnosis pertaining to depression and/or anxiety. In spite of their diagnosis, members have considerable strengths and valuable experiences which enable them to contribute to a challenging interactive group.

Daniel  Even
Elective Interpersonal Therapy Group

This group is for adults ages 24 and older. Candidates for this group are seeking to participate in a non-medically oriented (not targeting a diagnosis) group to increase their interpersonal effectiveness and satisfaction in relationships. Some may be in individual psychotherapy for treatment of a medically necessary condition such as depression, although having an individual therapist is not required.

Daniel  Even
Personal and Professional Development Group

In both professional and personal contexts, the importance of relational intelligence is gaining global recognition. In this group, concepts such as emotional intelligence and mindfulness will be used to help members balance professional and personal goals, self awareness and empathy, effectiveness, and authenticity. This group is especially well-suited for professionals who want to increase their capacity for intimacy while coping with high visibility and high stress in their careers. Members value a wellness oriented model of growth which is free from the constraints of "medically necessary" psychotherapy linked to insurance protocols. They are especially interested in learning more about their reactions to others when dealing with conflict, competition, loss, and transition. Interpersonal at its core, the group's most challenging and rewarding work occurs through effective feedback to relational events as they occur in the "here and now" personal encounter.

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