Daniel has been employed within the field of mental health since 2003. He has extensive knowledge and experience working with: children, adolescents, adults and families in the areas of trauma.
Daniel completed his first degree in Psychology at Carleton University. Following a year of working for the university doing research on gambling, resilience and coping, Daniel completed a graduate certificate program through Georgian college in Addictions Treatment and Prevention. He subsequently completed his Masters in Social Work through Sir Wilfrid Laurier University.
Daniel has a passion for working within systemically marginalized communities. He is passionate about the area of trauma and concurrent disorders. His work experience includes both inpatient and outpatients in the field of trauma, addictions and mental illness within remote, rural and urban communities. In previous roles, Daniel has held both clinical and supervisory titles. Of note, Daniel was previously the Clinical Director for the Umingmak Centre—the first Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) in Nunavut focused on supporting children, adolescents and their respective families following a disclosure of child maltreatment (i.e. sexual, physical, neglect and exposure to violence and conflict). Daniel is experienced in developing culturally safe comprehensive programming, treatment plans and intervention for children, adolescents, adults and families.
Daniel has a trauma focused theoretical framework. Has formalized training in Play Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Daniel is a Registered Social Worker in the province of Ontario and is also able to provide services to clients based in Nunavut, Yukon and Quebec.
Daniel specializes in the following areas: childhood developmental trauma, addictions, grief and loss, and other mental health issues (i.e. depression, anxiety).