Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA23350)
Dan supervised the therapy and research of doctoral students at The Wright Institute, in Berkeley, where he has been a clinical supervisor and taught a number of different topics in psychotherapy theory, team and group dynamics, and psychological research methods.
He has spent many years studying a multitude of therapy techniques, including relational psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, gestalt, solution-focused, and Internal Family Systems. He draws from all of them, depending upon the needs of the client at a particular point in the process.
Dan was certified as a Positive Psychology coach after studying with its founder, Dr. Martin Seligman. He has 35 years of experience in the corporate arena, and was the CEO of a highly successful technology consulting firm. He’s consulted to C-level leaders in a number of different business lines such as healthcare, manufacturing, software development and telecomm, including Kaiser Permanente, a number of Sutter Health hospitals, Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Mitsubishi Electronics, and several startups, including Smart911 (successfully sold to Rave Wireless).
Dan’s couples therapy and workplace relationship coaching is primarily informed by the extraordinary, highly practical research of Dr. John Gottman, and the empirically-supported Emotion-Focused work of Dr. Susan Johnson. His work is shaped the most by his own years of individual therapy, as well as extensive couples therapy with his wife of 32 years. Dan also meets weekly with his brother, Tim, to develop their forthcoming relationship repair manual, Things My Wife Taught Me.
“Dan is one of the most thoughtful, compassionate, analytic and creative thinkers I’ve come to know”.
—Gilbert Newman, PhD, Dean, The Wright Institute