Daniel A. Linder is a licensed couples and family therapist, a self and relationship based therapist) and trainer; an addiction, recovery and intervention specialist, who has three plus decades of experience working with individuals, couples and families.
All of his work his work is about empowering the transformation of relationships by developing the relationship with Self; and to elevate consciousness. increase connectivity and ignite creativity.
That relationships are both the cause of what brings people to therapy, be it anxiety, depression, addiction, and is the cure to what ever is ailing. And to make matters even more challenging is the prevailing lack of knowhow and understanding of the co-creative process. Relationship therapy includes training in the arts of relating, connecting, intimacy and conversation, to build confidence and achieve a requisite level of proficiency.
Daniel had spent the better part of several years crafting The Relationship Model of Addiction, A New Paradigm for Understanding Addiction and Recovery, highlighted by the following,
An addiction is a relationship, not a disease, with the means of relief (mind/mood altering substances; activities like sex, porn, gambling; or people, i.e. codependency) from unmet emotional needs.
Unhealthy, non-nourishing relationships are the spawning ground of addiction. The backlog of pain from unmet emotional needs is the underlying driving force of any addiction.
Recovery is a three-stage transitional journey out of unhealthy relationships and into healthy ones that continues over the course of a lifetime. Stage I - Breaking-up Mindfully (with the means of relief); Stage II - Developing the Relationship with Self; Stage III - Creating Emotionally Nourishing Relationships (relationship training).
When our need for love and connection get met, the addiction naturally extinguishes itself.
Relationship issues - Relationship therapy and training- working w individuals, couples and families. Facilitating conversations that need to be had in order for the relationship to work, by addressing unexpressed feelings and unresolved issues that never get the airtime they need. Relationship training in the arts of relating, connecting, intimacy and conversation. For singles - Dating to Relate and pre-marital counseling.
Addiction/Recovery/Intervention - Based on The Relationship Model of Addiction, A New Paradigm for Understanding Addiction and Recovery by D.Linder "Addiction is a relationship with a means of relief." "Recovery is a transitional journey out of unhealthy relationships and into healthy, emotionally nourishing ones." Concerned about a loved one who needs help and don't know what to do? Intervention Consultation prepares the family to have the conversations that have long been avoided up to that point.
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address issues and challenges arising within the parent/child relationship; facilitating difficult conversations, creating a safe space to express feelings, being honest and real w ea other; to grow and deepen those relationships.
Daniel Linder is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
For Intervention Services $400/hr
Years of Experience: 40 years
Self in Private Practice, 1981 - Present
California Institute of Integral Studies, MA Counseling, 1981