Daniel Even MDiv MSW

Daniel Even
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MDiv, MSW

Accepting new clients (updated March 2, 2017)

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    About Daniel

  • Expertise in anxiety, depression, burnout at work, interpersonal skills, marital conflict, pain management, and religious issues
  • Sees many professionals, including academics, medical professionals, and business owners
  • Specializes in group therapy for students and professionals
  • Holds a special interest in working with clients on resolving conflicts and questions related to spirituality

PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Daniel Even is a 34-year veteran of the field, and specializes in anxiety, depression, burnout at work, interpersonal skills, marital conflict, pain management, and religious issues. He works with most age groups, including young adults, college students, adults, professionals, couples, and seniors. 

Daniel specializes in group therapy. In addition to his private practice, he also leads an experiential group at UMass Dartmouth for graduate students in the psychology department. He is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and a life member of both the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy. 

Daniel's approaches to therapy include acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness practices. In addition to his master's degree in Social Work, Daniel also holds a Master of Divinity. He has a special interest in connecting Western religious traditions with an Eastern meditative approach. His approach to mindfulness integrates dialectical behavioral skills in order to address clients' conflicts and strengths related to spirituality.

Daniel has degrees from Harvard, Smith College, and Bucknell University, and has worked in several health centers and hospitals throughout New England. He has been in private practice since 1981.

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EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Group by Design (Private Practice), Providence, RI, 1981 - Present
Psychiatry Foundation of Rhode Island, Inc., Providence, RI, Clinical Director, Group Therapy Program, 1995 - 1996
Butler Hospital, Outpatient Psychotherapist, Providence, RI, 1993 - 1995
Slatoff and Ward, PPA (Group Practice Affiliation), Outpatient Psychotherapist, Nashua, NH, 1988 - 1992
Matthew Thornton Health Plan (HMO), Group Therapy Specialist, Outpatient Psychotherapist, Nashua, NH, 1979  - 1988
Worcester Youth Guidance Center, Outpatient Psychotherapist, Worcester, MA, 1978 - 1979
Manchester Mental Health Center, Day treatment therapist, Manchester, NH, 1974 - 1976

Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, Cambridge, MA, Three year certificate program in group psychotherapy, 1979 - 1982
Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA, Master of Social Work, Thesis: Informed Negotiations: The Consumer-Client and the Intern-Therapist, 1976 - 1978
Harvard University, Master of Divinity, cum laude, Thesis: Identity, Idolatry, and the Concept of Emptiness in Madhyamika Buddhism: A Study in Doctrines of the Self, 1968 - 1972
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Bachelor of Arts, 1964 - 1968

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

"As the name of our practice suggests, group therapy is one of my major specialties. A commitment to group as a first class treatment modality brought me into the field of psychotherapy and has lasted throughout my career. Nearly 10,000 hours of group leadership, teaching group dynamics at the graduate level, and participation in regional and national professional societies dedicated to the advancement of quality group therapy continue to broaden and deepen that commitment.

In addition, I provide individual personal consultation, couples counseling, and Mindfulness Based Skills Coaching. I am comfortable addressing my clients’ dilemmas, conflicts, and strengths associated with religion and spirituality. Coming from an ecumenical rather than creedal perspective I see such issues as an integral part of understanding individual identity while participating more fully in diverse communities."

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SPECIALTIES

Anxiety, depression – Feeling down, overall mood disturbance, difficulty being motivated; generalized anxiety
Balancing work and personal life
Burnout at work
 – Has worked extensively with professionals in business, academia, and the medical field
Interpersonal skill building – e.g. For professionals, applying interpersonal skills from work to non-work relationships
Marital conflict – Individual or couples therapy
Pain management – Managing pain at work, e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain
Religious issues – Resolving any conflicts between personal issues and religion; religious tensions within families; connecting religious traditions with a meditative approach
Role transitions – e.g. becoming a new parent; resolving any conflicts between work and family roles
Social isolation – e.g. feeling disconnected despite the proliferation of social media

TREATMENT ORIENTATION

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral thearpy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)

CLIENTELE

Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Professionals (academics, business owners, medical professionals)
Couples
Seniors (65+)

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LANGUAGES

English