Daniel Brawand, LCSWA
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can change until it has been faced”
– James Baldwin
I identify with the wounded healer archetype, believing that one of the most effective paths to a
place of leadership is to receive guidance from others that understand the deep process of self
contemplation. Some of the best preparation I’ve had for becoming a therapist has been doing
the hard work of showing up as a client for many years. I hold immense respect for the courage it
takes to approach the process of therapy and experience deep gratitude for the opportunity to
collaborate with clients as they approach their process of self exploration.
As a queer, transmasculine therapist, I know what it’s like to feel tentative about trusting
someone with your vulnerability. In order to establish a sense of safety in therapeutic work, I
focus on developing a relationship with clients that comes from a place of collaboration and
camaraderie. This often means I connect as an active participant in sessions by asking questions,
utilizing humor, offering affirmation, and providing feedback/observations.
I strive to practice from an anti-racist, sex-positive, trans/queer affirming lens. This means I
commit to consistently working to unlearn biases we all inherit from our society. As a therapist, I
maintain openness to feedback from clients without defensiveness.
I received my master’s degree in social work from New York University in 2021. I am a Licensed
Clinical Social Work Associate (LCSWA).
I’ve acquired certifications in Trauma-Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT,
LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I take an integrative approach to
therapy, utilizing modalities like EFT, ACT, CBT, and Psychodynamic theory depending on the
goals and strengths of my clients.
In my free time, I enjoy practicing yoga, reading, connecting with loved ones, playing guitar, and
spending time in nature.
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“What those of us who have not died now know, that generations before us did not grasp, was that beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.”
– bell hooks
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