About Me & My Practice

Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapy

270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 347

Farmington, CT 06032

PH: (860) 677-0028

Fax: (860) 507-7480

Email: dan@dwtherapy.net

I obtained my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford and I became a licensed clinician (LPC) in 1998. Since that time, I have worked in multiple treatment settings and I have specifically specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults.

I was the clinical director of Child Services at Saint Francis Care Behavioral Health in the late 1990’s, which consisted of overseeing the inpatient and partial hospital facilities in Portland, CT. Since leaving Saint Francis,  I have focused on the development of a child and adolescent outpatient private practice that provides a variety of different services. Specifically, I treat children and adolescents with various issues ranging from depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), and other various behavioral difficulties.

In recent years I have developed an extensive interest in, and emphasis on treating ADHD, high functioning autism/Aspergers Syndrome, and other neuro-psychologically-based issues that create educational, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. My emphasis in treatment is on supporting the child or adolescent by educating them on their issues, exploring their difficulties in a constructive manner, and developing strategies to help them improve emotionally, cognitively and behaviorally.

I share the philosophy with many other psychotherapists that these children and adolescents want to be successful, despite their various issues. It is this belief that drives my interventions, which are highly empathic, yet goal directed. Typically, this process begins with a thorough clinical assessment that helps create the future treatment plans. While this is occurring, I also seek input from the child or adolesent as well as the family in order to develop the most appropriate treatment goals and strategies.It is my ultimate intent to create a setting that provides children, adolescents, and family members the opportunity to gain further insight into their issues and grow in a positive manner.

In addition to working with children and adolescents, a portion of my practice is dedicated to the treatment of specific anxiety disorders in adults. I have a great deal of experience in providing cognitive behavioral therapy which incorporates various evidence-based interventions. I have found a great deal of success in alleviating significant symptoms associated with anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and specific phobias.