Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been practicing since 2006. His background includes working with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds and various phases of life. He has worked in both outpatient counseling practices and within the Federal Department of Defense settings.
He has compassion for anyone who makes the decision to invest in themselves and pursue counseling. He very much believes that mental health is equally important to other facets of a person's health and giving it attention is necessary for one's overall sense of well-being.
Daniel works from a variety of evidence-based and clinical approaches, while providing a steady, safe, laid back atmosphere to those who seek counseling. He relies heavily on empathy and a sense of humor to make his clients comfortable and build meaningful relationships. He doesn't shy away from deeper issues and works with his clients to tackle those issues head-on, hoping to create long-term and sustainable change.
Common issues that Daniel frequently works with are depression, trauma, anxiety, co-occurring substance use problems, relationship counseling, grief, conflict resolution, chronic mood disorders and adjustment/transition issues. Daniel prefers to blend science and research, holistic health approaches, spirituality, and internal processing to help develop a plan to move forward and find freedom. He knows that counseling isn't easy and that it's not meant to be. Thankfully, he has seen the benefits of counseling first hand and with so many others and has become a firm believer in being proactive with mental health. By taking the courageous step of tending to one's mental health, he believes that you can save yourself a lot of undue stress further down the road.
Daniel is a transplant from the North, but has found his life in Searcy with his family to be rewarding. Living a quiet and simple life is what makes him relatable and down to earth to anyone he meets.