Daniel Bahner


Daniel Bahner, Intern



About Daniel


Daniel is currently pursuing a Masters in Counseling Psychology, with a specialization in Trauma & Crisis Response, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Daniel comes to the field of counseling after working for over 10 years as a social justice educator and programmer, some of which has been highlighted in The New York Times. Through this work, he realized his gift for being present with people in difficult moments as they process difficult emotions and experiences. By working with people on an individual, therapeutic level, he knew he could make an even more positive change in the world. Daniel is excited to share the wisdom he has gained from his personal and professional journey to help individuals heal.


Daniel uses a trauma-informed, humanistic approach when working with individuals, building a relationship based upon empathy, nonjudgement, and positive regard, where people feel safe to discuss their hopes, fears, challenges, and growth. Daniel uses techniques from narrative therapy, liberation psychology, mindfulness and a client’s religious or spiritual practice to help clients meet their therapeutic goals. Daniel is passionate about working with individuals healing from trauma, both singular events and more complex events related to living within oppressive systems. Daniel has experience working with adults of all ages on issues related to gender, sexuality, racial identity development, depression, anxiety, trauma, and marginalization.