This group is for adults ages 20 and older. It is an adjunctive group which requires members to have a primary individual therapist and/or psychiatrist who has made a formal diagnosis pertaining to depression and/or anxiety. In spite of their diagnosis, members have considerable strengths and valuable experiences which enable them to contribute to a challenging interactive group.
Common to all participants is a strong desire to seek interpersonal solutions to their distress while reaching their full relational potential. They do this through examining their patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about themselves and those around them in the "here and now" of the group. Integration of DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills enhances the work of the group. Mindfulness for Members workshops compliment the program. Individual concurrent skills coaching available.
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.