Brian Daniels, MS, PsyD
Evoke Therapy Programs Coach
Dr. Daniels has been working with individuals and families in both residential and wilderness settings since 2005. He brings a relational approach allowing him to be direct and supportive while helping his clients feel connected, understood, and challenged.
Education & Prior Work Experience
Dr. Daniels earned a master’s degree in Child Development from the Erikson Institute in Chicago and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He holds advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Brainspotting, EMDR, and family systems. Brian practices from an integrative perspective with foundations in psychodynamic, developmental, relational, and trauma responsive theories. His professional interests include wilderness and experiential therapy, subjective experiences and phenomenological research, LGBTQIA+ affirming practice, and trauma responsive modalities. His prior professional roles include working as a direct care staff, therapist, and clinical director of a residential treatment center and clinical director for a wilderness therapy program.
Dr. Daniels strives to create a collaborative space for his clients to find new meaning in their vulnerability and increased motivation for change. His strengths reside in his passion for building a therapeutic relationship that inspires clients to discover their own personal path towards healing and resiliency. His expertise in working with trauma and family systems allows him to be a calm and steady force for change and an advocate for emotional safety and empowerment.
In his free time, Dr. Daniels enjoys attending concerts, mountain biking, and hiking with his dog, Ruby. Brian can also be found drinking a proper cup of coffee and reading a good book. As a native Midwesterner and sports enthusiast, he enjoys rooting for the Cleveland Guardians, Cleveland Cavs, and Michigan Wolverines.