Daniel Rakoff is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) who has worked in the counseling field since 2015 in the Annapolis and Baltimore areas. He is a board-approved Alcohol-Drug Trainee (ADT) and is completing his Licensed Clinical Alcohol Drug Counselor (LCADC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) credentials, as well as additional post-grad certification and training. He has degrees in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Psychology, a certificate in Advanced Behavioral Health Counseling, and earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Towson University.
Daniel specializes in addiction treatment services with co-occurring disorders, and has experience and success working with couples, families, and individuals of all ages seeking support with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, identity, career, anger, intimacy, and family dynamics.
Daniel has worked with diverse populations in a variety of environments throughout his career, ranging from inpatient hospital settings to local family-based counseling practices. Daniel has learned to tailor therapy to the unique needs of each individual. He seeks to provide effective and comprehensive therapeutic services that include collaborative problem-solving for immediate concerns, strategies and training to manage and reduce symptoms, identifying core issues, disrupting and modifying maladaptive patterns in thoughts and behaviors, and exploring the depth of meaning and connection between one’s experiences and one’s identity.
With primarily psychodynamic training and a holistic counseling approach, Daniel employs an array of therapeutic philosophies and evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based skills training, trauma-informed therapy, depth psychology, and existential psychology. Daniel highly values the therapeutic alliance between client and counselor, which has been shown to be the single strongest factor in predicting successful treatment outcomes. Fundamentally, Daniel views therapy as a process of connection, healing, and empowerment. Clients can expect each session to be free of criticism or judgement, with space to express one’s self honestly, and to be met with warmth, understanding, and support from an experienced and skilled clinician.
Daniel is supervised by Chelsea Haverly, LCSW-C.