Daniel Maher, LCSW

Daniel Maher, LCSW (He / Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Compassionate. Effective. Transformative. As a seasoned, trauma-informed therapist, I help individuals and couples move towards healing.

Client Status

accepting clients



3539 N Williams Street

Suite 202a

Portland, OR 97227

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2005

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Many people come to therapy seeking relief from painful symptoms, relationship issues and self-defeating patterns. They may feel alone and isolated in their suffering. I work to create a safe, respectful and supportive environment that alleviates aloneness and facilitates positive change.

My Background

I have over 17 years of diverse clinical experience, including psychotherapy, medical social work in emergency rooms, ICUs, psychiatric emergency services, addiction services, and working with military veterans and their families. I specialize in treating depression/anxiety, PTSD/trauma, complicated grief, relationship issues, and the impact of physical illness and addictions. I am also sensitive to the particular needs of LGBTQIA people. My training and experience blend psychodynamic, attachment neuroscience, DBT and Mindfulness-based, experiential methods to help you feel better, heal, and be more connected.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

My style is warm, active, forthright and supportive. I consider it a privilege to accompany clients towards healing and greater fulfillment in their lives. My approach is highly informed by Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. AEDP aims at healing attachment wounds and other kinds of trauma, and is also effective in treating depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, relationship difficulties, and many other issues. Often session work includes a combination of us attending to present-moment emotional experience and learning skills to regulate feelings, reduce anxiety, and facilitate connection with self and others. I also enlist tools from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when helpful.

Issues I Treat


  • Depression External link

    Depression can be a primary problem from genetic and biological vulnerabilities, or a secondary condition from past, unprocessed trauma, loss and adversity. In any event, symptoms of depression can be debilitating and serious. I use a variety of modalities and supports to help cope with and relieve symptoms to help you feel like yourself again.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety can be a primary condition or a symptom — or both. I can help you better understand the nature of your anxiety — it's origins and triggers — and learn skills to decrease it. Using a combination of cognitive and behavioral skills (including mindfulness) to soothe, you can access deeper emotional processing and experience that anxiety blocks us from feeling.

  • PTSD External link

    Whether it be to heal with the impact of discrete traumatic events or complex interpersonal trauma, I use a combination of attachment theory, DBT and a relational-psychodynamic therapy to help you build safety and seIf worth. I teach emotion regulation skills and we use the therapeutic relationship itself so that you can feel more grounded and secure in connection with yourself and others.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    As a gay cis male therapist, I bring empathy and lived experience to my work with people in the LGBTQIA community. Creating safety, affirmation, and attunement, providing support and undoing aloneness are central to my work with LGBTQIA people impacted by oppression, isolation, homophobia and transphobia. I am also aware of and sensitive to issues that are unique to same-sex and mixed-gendered couples.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Everyone experiences loss of all kinds -- people, pets, relationships, jobs, physical ability, material items, roles, identity, etc. I work to create a respectful and supportive space in which we can help you move through the very normal but painful process of grief and bereavement, as well as help identify and attend to areas where you may be stuck.

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