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Daniel Even

Master of Social Work, MSWMasters in Divinity, MDiv
Rhode Island
Religious issues-Burnout at work-Balancing work and personal life-Interpersonal skill building-Role transitions-Pain management-Social isolation-Marital conflict-Anxiety and depression-
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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 college students, adults, professionals, couples, and seniors.

Daniel has a sub-specializes in group therapy. He is a life member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy. Previously, he taught Group Theory and Practice at both the masters and doctoral level.

Daniel's integrative approach to therapy is informed by acceptance and commitment therapy, integrative 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. Daniel has degrees from Harvard, Smith College and Bucknell University. He has worked in several health centers and hospitals throughout New England in addition to his current private practice.

Beginning in January of 2022 he discontinued in network associations with insurance companies in order to focus more on his collaborative existential approach to today's challenges relating to the COVID pandemic, climate change, and the toxic polarization in society. For those clients who have an out of network insurance benefit he may, in some cases, format statements for clients to submit to their insurer if criteria is met for medical necessity.

Message to clients

As the name of our practice suggests, group therapy is one of my major interests. A commitment to group as a first class treatment modality brought me into the field of psychotherapy and has lasted throughout my career. Over 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 have continued 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.

Research Guided, Relationship Driven, our work at Group by Design prioritizes the alliance with clients over the purity of protocol.

For more information please go to our website. Simply search engine Group by Design in Providence, RI.

Work and Education

Group by Design, Private Practice
Psychiatry Foundation of Rhode Island, Inc., Clinical Director, Group Therapy Program
Butler Hospital, Outpatient Psychotherapist
Slatoff and Ward, PPA (Group Practice Affiliation), Outpatient Psychotherapist
Matthew Thornton Health Plan (HMO), Group Therapy Specialist; Outpatient Psychotherapist
Worcester Youth Guidance Center, Outpatient Psychotherapist
Manchester Mental Health Center, Day treatment therapist

Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, Three-year certificate program in group psychotherapy, 1982
Smith College School for Social Work, Master of Social Work, 1978
Harvard University, Master of Divinity, cum laude, 1972
Bucknell University, Bachelor of Arts, 1968


Rhode Island: ISW00186




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 while at work

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)

Locations & Hours

Reopening for limited in person sessions in April. Brief phone screenings available for those who can wait for in person. Website (search: groupbydesign), is being updated but has more information.


Daniel Even is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$135 (60min)
  • First session (consultation session)$95 (45min)
  • Second session (evaluation session)$155 (70min)
  • Consumer Consult$95 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed
Therapist's note

Feel free to talk with me about why I do not offer a sliding. Money matters and you are considering purchasing a service. My masters thesis at Smith School for Social Work focused on clients as consumers. Way ahead of the recent bureaucratic "No Surprise Act," that thesis continues to speak to my valuing a transparent and demystified approach to psychotherapy. When we get back to in person sessions, the money will literally be on the table.