Dan received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz before receiving his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University. His treatment approach is informed by cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based therapy, and uses a collaborative partnership to help clients work toward engaging in full and meaningful lives consistent with their values. Dan specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders, including panic disorder, OCD, phobias, trichotillomania, and body dysmorphic disorder, in addition to a range of other emotional and behavioral disorders. Dan is also experienced in behavioral parent training, working with families to help children and adolescents engage in more positive behaviors and less undesired ones.
Dan completed his internship at Green Chimneys, a private school and residential treatment center for children and adolescents with severe behavior problems resulting from emotion-regulation, attention-deficit, autistic spectrum, and trauma-related disorders. Additionally, Dan specializes in psychoeducational testing for ADHD, learning disorders, and other issues that affect students’ behavior and academic success.
Dan has published peer-reviewed articles on the function of emotions and the impact of evolutionary forces on mental illness, and has also taught a variety of psychology courses at UMass Boston, Suffolk University, and the New England Institute of Art. He is also the co-founder of PsychTable.org, a science-education nonprofit.