One of the most difficult experiences we have in our lives is recognizing we need help. Even the strongest and most healthy need a trusted mentor, healer, and guide in their life at some point, within a place where it is safe to bare their soul and share their innermost thoughts and fears. Our personal lives and experiences shouldn’t be trusted to just anyone. It is difficult to find a qualified therapist who is skilled in their work, while equally connected to their clients in an empathetic way.
Daniel Burgess is a client-focused marriage and family therapist. He believes that every individual, family, and situation is unique, and he draws on a variety of therapeutic techniques that best encourage a solution-focused outcome while utilizing the strengths of his clients. He is passionate about the work he does, and aims to keep his clients’ lives moving forward with a sense of hope and optimism.
His passion is working with couples, divorcing couples, the newly married, and happy couples who want to safeguard and enrich their lives through ongoing preventive therapy. Daniel believes in building communication skills between individuals, expressing love and respect for each other while clearly defining boundaries. This extends to establishing healthy relationships with ex-spouses and solution-focused parenting of blended and two-home families.
Daniel has the ability to connect and understand those he works with, getting below the surface and to the core issues quickly. Where other therapists have failed, he has brought hope to those who have felt frustrated and depressed with their situations. There’s no need to suffer endlessly in silence — therapy works. Daniel believes in treating his clients with compassion and respect, finding ways to relate to them while using their strengths to set goals, resolve struggles, and promote healing.
Daniel holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from John F. Kennedy University, as well as a B.S. in Corporate Finance. He has worked as a consultant to several high-tech firms in Silicon Valley, as well as volunteered within the community in various roles. He and his wife, Julie, are the parents of two sons and three daughters.
Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at Cell: 408-813-5671 providing him with your name, phone number, and a brief description of the concern/ issues/ or how he may be of service to you.
It was a dark day in my life when I finally admitted I couldn’t do it alone and that I needed help. I am very fortunate that I came across Daniel in my search for a therapist. He immediately responded to my inquiry, and he hasn’t stopped caring since. As I started meeting with Daniel, it didn’t take long for him to gain my complete trust. He seemed to quickly understand me as a person as well as what I was going through. I always felt safe with Daniel, which made it easy to talk about very personal things that I typically don’t share with others. He also helped me think out side of the box I was stuck in. And, because of the trust I had in him, he was able to stretch me to try new things, which helped to create the changes I needed in my life. Daniel has been there for me every step of the way, and I’m sending him anyone I come across who needs a therapist, as well as some who don’t.. I think everyone would benefit from working with Daniel.
Thanks, Daniel, we sincerely appreciate your help, which was instrumental in getting [our daughter] to come home with us. We put her into a really good [rehab]facility yesterday. She wanted to go because she knows she needs the help. We are praying that everything turns out well. She will be there for at least 30 days, maybe longer depending on how things go. After that, we will do everything in our power to keep her from returning to … the horrible environment which enabled many of her issues.
She’s a great young lady and we love her very much. We believe in angels, and we think that you… were sent to us in this time of need. Last weekend was unbelievably stressful, but couldn’t have ended better. Thanks again for what you did.
Shinning Light and Beacon of Hope–
Daniel, I just wanted to say thank you for what you have done for myself, my husband, our marriage, and our family. You were a shining light and a beacon of hope during a very dark time for us. You provided us a safe place and wise counsel that allowed us to communicate freely and work through/solve issues that I highly doubt would have been possible without you. We have once again found the love, “spark”, joy and fun in our marriage. You have given us so many new tools and resources that I know will be of great value and use for years to come. Thank you for helping to get us back, I am forever grateful.