I am a Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 33 years of experience working as a Counselor with transition age youth, 13-24. I have found this population to be incredibly fulfilling. I appreciate the stage of development, transition and motivation to make change. I specialize in working with young people who have experienced trauma, loss and are often experiencing anxiety and depression. There are many developmentally appropriate risks and challenges that occur during this stage all of which can be incredibly difficult to navigate. I also recognize the inequities in the world specifically for people of color. The added stress of identifying as an oppressed and marginalized group makes this stage of development that much more difficult.
I consider myself to be a "real" therapist and I build strong and trusting relationships with young people, specifically those who "don't want therapy". I offer a lot of validation, reflection and listening and support young people in coming up with their own conclusions.
I look forward to getting to know you and supporting you in getting to place that feels more comfortable and fulfilling.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #7251-123 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
I've never met a counselor who understood me right away. Daniel is very experienced, thoughtful, and compassionate. He is able to help me sort out my thoughts inorder to make better decisions. Thank you Daniel for your professionalism and expertise!
My partner and I have really liked working with Daniel. He was extremely sensitive to our problem yet direct. He saw both sides and was able to get us to see each other’s side. He was very, very punctual and got back to us in a timely manner when we needed it the most. Thank you, Daniel Villarreal!!
Daniel is a good person to have as a counselor. He actively listens and give you good feedback along with strategies to help you reach your goals. He is very intelligent and resourceful.
Daniel is terrific and so far very helpful. We really appreciate his assistance.
He is very good at his job and he always checks up on me.
Daniel is very experienced and articulate. Working with him has helped a lot.