Daniel McNulty, LMSW, is passionate about helping people alleviate suffering to find meaning and purpose in their lives. His clinical interests include working with couples, adults, and adolescents who struggle with relationships, anxiety, depression, emotional disturbances, addictions, mood and personality disorders, trauma, major life transitions, and other issues that impact their ability to lead fulfilling lives.
Daniel believes that relationships are vital to our mental and emotional well-being and even our survival. This includes the relationships we have with our friends, family, partners, and ourselves. It also includes the relationships we have with the things that can bring us both joy and misery, from food and substances to technology and intimacy. Daniel uses the therapeutic relationship as a foundation to help clients improve the relationships in their lives and achieve positive and lasting outcomes; he strives to foster the therapeutic relationship by creating a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where clients can feel listened to and understood. He recognizes how difficult the path of seeking help and making change can be and aims to provide his skills, support, and compassion to clients as they navigate their journey.
Daniel utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy that draws on psychodynamic, humanistic and existential perspectives to find the methods that work best for each individual client. He also incorporates a variety of modalities into his work with clients including the Gottman Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.
Daniel received both his Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Science in Evolutionary Anthropology from Rutgers University where he studied under luminary evolutionary psychologists including Dr. Helen Fisher and Dr. Robert Trivers. Daniel draws on his background to bring cultural awareness and an understanding of intersectionality and the structural barriers to change into his work with clients. He also brings a variety of previous experiences to his practice, including over ten years working for change on issues relating to education, equity, and inclusion.
Daniel has completed DBT Foundational Training with the Linehan Institute, Level 1 Training with the Gottman Institute, and training in Trauma-Focused CBT with The Medical University of South Carolina.