Dan Harold LCSW

Dan Harold LCSW (He/Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hi I'm Dan and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offers video, telephone, and face to face sessions for individuals and families.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503 516 4455

1340 SW Bertha Blvd Suite 101

Portland, 97219

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $125

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2007

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Medicare
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

The clients in my practice are a combination of families and adults working on various ideas and practices that involve solving problems, changing behavior, getting through transitions, finding meaning, and feeling understood.

My Approach to Helping

I see the client-therapist relationship as collaborative. I take an approach based on building a relationship with my clients where I remain present, in tune with, and paying attention to personal themes. I appreciate hearing someone tell their story to me. I also like working on focusing on effectiveness in your life. I bring enthusiasm and creativity to this work. The clients I have worked with have been courageous and open in their stories. Another approach to helping is that I have 2 free slots in my practice that are "free" or "no fee" services for "low income" and working individuals, communities, and families. Feel free to reach out to me to see if I have space. My no cost slots are often full but it's important to reach out to get on the waitlist or to see if I have space.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

I began my social work career in substance use treatment centers and mental health outpatient services in graduate school. After graduate school I was a child and family therapist. I then went on to work with Co-Occurring experiences in a treatment setting. The most recent experience prior to my practice, was treating patients at a pain management center. I specialize in Chronic Pain and Trauma. I work with both Individuals and Families. I have extensive trainings in my fields of practice, as well as a personal passion for my work which leads me to various books and teachers who I identify with. Thich Nhat Hanh, Peter Levine, Phd, Michael White, and Gabor Mate, MD are among teachers and authors that I have found inspirational. In my personal life, I am in my own process. I was born and raised in Portland, OR. I have a deep appreciation for my family and friends, the outdoors, staying active, food, and music.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Narrative  External link

    Narrative work, is a worldview. I believe all humans are entitled to their own reality and culture. I believe we all benefit from a safe way to tell our own personal stories. My narrative work allows for a certain type of conversation that you may not have had before. Your story and your reality are the most important part of our work together. I am a guide assisting you in navigating your story. We will explore together and find new pathways for your life and your story.

  • Relational  External link

    The relational approach is built on this idea that the therapist and the client will develop a relationship, build on strengths, and then within the context of being in a relationship over time, work through issues and find ways of tolerating emotions. By being a relational therapist, I am using my 'self'. I will tell you the truth about what I am experiencing, as a person in your life, not as an authority figure.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Men's Issues External link

    Gender is a human concept created by humans through our language and our cultures. Gender is an open ended concept in my practice, you are the author/writer of your story. Self esteem, career related issues, relationship issues, sexual health, self confidence, body/food/eating experiences, and gender identity are also areas I have experience with from a "gender" point of view. I look forward to hearing your story.

  • Chronic Pain or Illness External link

    Chronic pain can be suffocating. The endless visits to providers, some of whom don't even trust that you are in the pain you describe. The loss of previous freedoms and activities. Physical pain can lead to depression, anxiety, and panic among other experiences people dislike. There is evidence that therapy can reduce stress and therefore reduce and/or help with pain. My hope is to connect with your personal/unique story. From there we can break isolation and develop your personal story.

  • Family Conflict External link

    How we experience our closest relationships can effect how we feel and behave. Feeling connected in our personal and romantic relationships can provide a sense of sanctuary and support in our lives and as with all close relationships we also experience feelings that can be overwhelming. Relationships can be emotional. Relationships are important. Focusing on intimacy, experiencing feelings , learning about ourselves, and using open communication are my focus with relationships and families.

  • PTSD External link

    The word "trauma" has come to mean so many things at this point in our culture. I work to create a safe and caring space to talk about your story and relieve isolation. Your preferences are the highest priority. This work will be done at your speed not mine. I have found that the telling of our personal stories with a trusted guide leads to experiences that help calm the mind and body. With your preferences in mind we can collaborate together.

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