Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hi I'm Dan and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR.
503 516 4455
2705 E Burnside suite 108
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2007
The clients in my practice are a combination of families and adults working on various ideas and practices in their lives. The various identities and experiences that my clients and I talk through are wide ranging and too personal to capture in words. The people I work with are inspiring to me in the way they show up to our appointments.
The relational approach is built on this idea that the therapist and the client will develop a close relationship, build on strengths, and then use that closeness to 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 in our work, as a friend, NOT as an authority figure.
Narrative is a perspective and a style. I believe each client is entitled their very own reality. 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 that you see and experience matters to me.
Gender is a human concept created by humans through our language and our cultures. I work with Cis-Gendered people and non binary people on a range of life issues. Some of what I do works around sexual performance, self esteem, career related issues and relationship issues. Healthy sexuality, self confidence, body/food/eating issues, and clarifying gender identity are also areas I have experience with from a "gender" point of view. I look forward to hearing YOUR STORY.
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. There is evidence that therapy can reduce stress and therefore reduce and/or help pain. My hope is to connect with your personal/unique story. From there we can break isolation and develop your personal story.
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, however when things go wrong we feel feelings that can be overwhelming. Increasing intimacy, experiencing feelings , finding new skills, and using open communication are my focus with relationships and families.
The word trauma has come to mean so many things at this point in our culture. I hope to create a safe and caring space to talk about your story. We can talk through what best suits you. The clients I've had a chance to work with have amazed me in their strength and wisdom. This work will be done at your pace with your preferences in mind. In my practice I have found that the telling of our personal stories along with learning to fully inhabit our bodies, over time, can heal trauma.
Dan Harold LCSW has not posted any group sessions.
People often talk about how difficult change is. But if we really stop and look back on most of the difficult periods of our life, we often learn to appreciate the results of change. Of course there are certain hurtful experiences that will never feel positive. I want to acknowledge that, and point out that I'm talking about all the other changes in our lives. Not everything makes sense, and not everything happens for a reason.