Daniel J Sharer
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Daniel J Sharer

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online

In addition, to the availability schedule below, I can open space for other times if that is needed.

Updated January 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Divorce & separation
  • Addiction

Professional statement

Daniel J Sharer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. Many of his clients have commented they like his insight and non-judgmental approach when discussing their issues. In his therapy experience, Dan shared that many people whom he sees are struggling to make changes in their lives because they received the message, they are not good enough. He is determined to provide a safe environment for all therapeutic participants by ensuring they can embrace themselves and recognize they are good enough.

Dan’s approach to therapy is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based approach that helps participants examine how their thoughts impact their feelings and behaviors. He encourages clients’ use of mindfulness activities to exam their thoughts in order to find solutions that will work with their own individual self.

When working with couples, Dan prefers Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples be able to connect on an emotional level. His experience has been that couples often get distracted from each other through responsibilities that exist outside of the couple’s relationship such as work, children, friendships, and family. When couples decide they need therapy to make repairs to their relationship, helping them reconnect emotionally is Dan’s goal.

Dan also is a certified substance abuse counselor; he has training in helping clients deal with domestic violence and other traumas. Dan is also a U.S. Navy veteran who has personal experience with some of the hardships faced when families are separated due to long deployments. In addition, he has worked with men and women who have recently been released from incarceration.

Dan has a calm demeanor and approachable character which help him connect with clients from all walks of life.

Message to clients

We work together to equip you with the necessary tools to help face and overcome the challenges that are driving you to enter therapy. Whether you’re struggling with Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Marital Problems, or Addiction, it’s important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

I understand no two individuals are the same, so I tailor sessions to address challenges and issues unique to you.

When you’re ready to work towards the life you’ve always wanted, I’m ready when you are.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges.

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering due to inappropriate substance abuse.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • GEHA
  • MHN/Health Net
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Optum
  • PacifiCare
  • Stanford University Student Health Insurance (MHN)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Weekend Sessions (Cash Only): $200 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Daniel J Sharer, LMFT, Mental Health Therapist , 2012 - Present
McAlister Institute , Clinical Supervisor , 2013 - 2021

University of Phoenix, Masters in Counseling, Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, 2012


California: 89691



Client testimonials

"Dan was very interactive in the session, which I loved. Dan connected with us and made a good analysis of our situation."
- Zencare client • January 2022