Text us at: (828) 827-7239 [email protected]

Daniel Brawand, LCSWA


“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can change until it has been faced”
– James Baldwin


Get in Touch

(Serving ages 18+)

Currently Offering:


In Person Sessions (limited availability)

Walk & Talk Sessions

[email protected]

TEXT US: (828) 827-7239


My Story

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that our sessions will stay private?
We are bound by law and ethics to keep everything you share with your therapist confidential. Winter to Spring Wellness is known as a “covered entity” under HIPAA, which means that we’re subject to all HIPAA rules and guidelines. This will be discussed with you in your first session in more detail.
Do you offer online sessions?
Absolutely. We offer both teletherapy sessions to clients who prefer online to in-person appointments. These sessions are offered in a HIPAA compliant video platform.
Does Winter to Spring Wellness accept insurance?
Yes, we do! We accept many major insurance plans, including Blue Cross, Anthem, Optum, United, Aetna. This can vary by the provider. To view what insurance plans your preferred clinician accepts, please view their profile page for more information.
What can I expect from my first session?
The initial session is the time for you to begin establishing rapport with your therapist. Furthermore, the initial session is where the therapist gathers vital information regarding the presenting concerns, goals, history and mental wellness. The allowed time frame for the initial visit is approximately 55-60 minutes.
Can I pick the therapist I would like to work with myself?
Absolutely! We want your sessions to be successful and will tailor them to your needs. You can review our provider profiles online, or you can give us a call, and we’ll offer guidance based on specialties and certifications.
How long do I have to be in therapy?
You don’t have to do anything! If you want to make meaningful changes to your life and relationships, the length of treatment is based on your needs and goals. Your therapist will work with you to identify a treatment plan that suits your timeline. We promise we won’t keep you for longer than needed.

“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

Get in Touch

Currently offering:

Limited In-Person Sessions,

Telehealth Sessions, 

Walk & Talk Sessions

[email protected]

TEXT: (828) 827-7239

Accepted Insurances BCBS, Aetna, Private Pay

Open Hours

Mon – Fri — 8:00am – 9:00pm Saturday — 9:00am – 3:00pm Sunday — 9:00am – 3:00pm

5 Ravenscroft Drive, Ste. 102, Asheville, NC 28801