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I'm Daniel

Who I am

A child of the outdoors, musician, writer, and budding cannabinoid & other plant medicine enthusiast. In my career, I am a collaborator to those seeking support in understanding the mental health needs of historically underresearched, underresourced, and marginalized communities (e.g., Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ folx, immigrants, poly/kinky folx). I am also a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Illinois & Washington, DC and possess an E. Passport & Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology via the PSYPACT Commission; this means that I am able to provide teletherapy to folx in PSYPACT participating states across the US.

My Philosophy

We are all oriented to living in alignment, even when our worlds are out of balance; I view psychotherapy, coaching & consulting as pathways to reconnect with ourselves and with those around us. I believe that conscious & compassionate contemplation, relational nurturance, and self-responsible skill building & action are essential to developing consistent & committed rituals to individual wellness & organizational health. I also believe that the systems in which we participate and exist impact how we experience the world; I integrate this understanding into how I establish relationships with clients, how we approach goal setting, and how we reimagine & redefine what healing can be. My primary purpose is to craft an emotionally intimate container in which we explore, play & prepare for the life that you are designing.

Working With Me

I speak from lived experience; personally, as a Black/Afro-Trinidadian, Queer, Trans, Immigrant with deep reverence for ancestral, elder & community wisdom, and professionally, as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with academic & clinical training in inpatient care, federally qualified community health, university counseling & private practice. Whether I'm in the role of therapist, coach or consultant, I am curious, culturally responsive, emotion-focused, insight-oriented and most importantly, relational. I am empathic yet direct, unafraid to ask uncomfortable questions, especially if that inner tension leads to meaning making and growth. As my commitment to reciprocity, I make space for the mutual sharing of conscious & critical feedback, to ensure our work remains beneficial to you & your goals.

Areas Of Focus

Anxiety | Assertive Communication | BIPOC Mental Health | BIPOC Professionals | Boundary Setting | Consensual Non-Monogamy |

Death & Dying | Gender Identity, Exploration & Expression | Gender Affirming Assessment & Support | Immigration Experiences | Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work | Masculinity | Mood Disorders | Queer Family Expansion | Relationship Conflicts | Self-esteem & Self-efficacy | Sexual Identity, Exploration & Expression | Spirituality | Therapy for Therapists | Trans Health | Trauma | Values Alignment

My Background

Education & Training

DC License # PSY1001171

IL License # 071009817

​​PSYPACT APIT Mobility # 6258

LGBT-affirmative psychotherapist: American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy - California division

M.S. & Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology: Loyola University Maryland

Predoctoral Internship: Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Chase Brexton Health Care, Baltimore, MD

Organizational Affiliations

Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine

National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Services I Provide

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