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Counseling Intern

Daniel is completing his current phase of training as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Adams State University. Prior to his training as a counselor, Daniel completed a masters in philosophy from Miami University of Ohio, which complements his clinical insight and understanding of the human experience. He holds a firm belief that therapy must begin with
the counselor’s willingness to listen carefully to client speech, emotion, and difference. He believes that each person’s individuality is expressed even in the unique challenges they face.

His area of focus is in anxiety, depression, grief, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He believes in tailoring therapeutic models to client needs. These may range from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to psychodynamic psychotherapy
which emphasizes the importance of self-understanding in the context of one’s relation to others. He has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and retirement-age adults.

Daniel believes that counseling is at its best when it empowers the client to find the freedom to realize their desire in the world and in their community. He believes the therapeutic relationship can be a transformative starting point for the client’s self-fulfillment.

In his spare time, you’ll find Daniel biking the Raleigh greenway system, reading a great book, or
taking a hiking trip with his dog, Lucy.

Daniel Barker

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