About Dr. Garrett
Dr. Daniel Garrett is a licensed psychologist. His graduate training focused on providing multiculturally affirming therapy to people from a variety of backgrounds and intersecting identities. His clinical experience has focused on building genuine, supportive connections with his clients to help them achieve their therapeutic goals and to cope with struggles they face. In his graduate training, Dr. Garrett trained in evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to provide support for individuals who may struggle with thoughts or behavior they find unhelpful in their lives. Dr. Garrett’s clinical experiences have included work in acute inpatient and outpatient settings, chemical dependency/substance abuse clinics, and university settings. He has specialized training in working with dual diagnosis clients, clients with severe mental illness, and members of the LGBTQ communities.
Areas of Expertise and Treatment Modalities
- Anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobia, panic disorder)
- Anger Management
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Minority, Cultural, and Identity Issues
- Life Transitions and Adjustment
- Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
- Chronic Pain & Adjustment to Medical Illness
- Relationship Difficulties (eg. marriage, codependency, communication)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma (emotional, sexual)
Dr. Garrett’s therapy treatment modalities include:
- Individual Therapy for ages 17+
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Integrative Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Strengths-Based Therapy
- Seeking Safety for trauma
Approach to Therapy
As an integrative psychologist, Dr. Garrett draws from CBT and ACT approaches to support his client’s navigation through their presenting concerns. He approaches the relationships in a collaborative fashion, working with each client individually to determine what will best meet their specific needs, wants, and goals in therapy. At the heart of his work, he aims to deeply understand, support, and empower his clients.
Dr. Garrett provides individual and couples therapy through the Rowan Center for Behavioral Medicine. He brings both a variety of experiences and a passion for working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, trauma, life and identity related challenges, dual diagnosis, and members of the LGBTQ and kink and polyamorous/ethical non-monogamy communities.
Dr. Garrett received his bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and his doctoral in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Dr. Garrett completed his American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship with the University of Missouri, Columbia. Additionally, Dr. Garrett received post-doctoral training through the Rowan Center for Behavioral Medicine, under the supervision of Dr. Narineh Hartoonian.
Dr. Garrett is licensed by the Board of Psychology in the state of California and his license number is PSY33489.