About Daniel S. Sokal, LCSW, ABD
I work best with those who want to begin the process of change. By change, I mean changing the repetitions in your life for the better, changing the loops of arguments that seem to go nowhere, changing the pre-written script of the comeback in arguments before the other side is heard, and changing the symptoms that stem from being stuck in these patterns.
Together in therapy, we will work towards building on your inner strengths and abilities to engage with the deeper meanings of everyday tensions. We will start the process of rebuilding frayed relationships and your sense of you.
I am results oriented and work in a nonjudgmental and supportive capacity towards relieving the symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and significant family changes including adjustment issues.
I am a New York state licensed clinical social worker providing psychotherapy and counseling from a psychodynamic perspective. A psychodynamic perspective means that together we will work to identify the deeper meanings in everyday things.
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, life adjustment, and relationship issues. and have spent the last 15 plus years working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
I live in Connecticut with my wife, four children, and our husky mix Maisy.
The Dry Academic Stuff:
I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work from Syracuse University. During my time in graduate school I was the President of the Delta Gamma Chapter of the Phi Alpha National Honor Society, awarded NASW-CNY Chapter Student Of The Year, recipient of the Amy B. Watkins scholarship, and elected Class Marshall and Convocation Speaker for our graduating class. I was also a member of the MSW class that was the recipient of Syracuse University’s Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship for back-to-back years. Finally, I also served as a Graduate Research Assistant to Pamela Johnson, LMSW, Ph.D.
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at The Institute for Clinical Social Work. My research interests include; parentification, role reversal, the parent-as-peer dynamic, the experience of a narcissistic parent, and the adolescent experience of the parent-as-peer dynamic.
I also teach psychoanalytic theory and supervise clinicians at the CAPA institute.
The Syracuse Psychoanalytic Study Group
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