Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
Resources Daniel often recommends to his clients:
All of us enter our own unique journey in life, and while on this journey, we experience a multitude of emotions. Sometimes these feelings are overwhelmingly difficult to express, process, and navigate. And oftentimes we don't want to feel these emotions at all, which may manifest itself through self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. Daniel is here to provide a comforting and nonjudgmental space for people to work through, not around, parts of the journey that are distressing and painful. Daniel utilizes a combination of well researched therapeutic techniques and, at times, less traditional approaches when helping others.
Additionally, Daniel finds passion and purpose when treating issues unique to the LGBTQ+ population. Despite progress, the LGBTQ+ community continues to struggle with higher rates of suicide, substance abuse/addiction, guilt/shame, and depression. This is especially true of the transgender community. If you are struggling with such behaviors and/or emotions, take the courageous step and reach out to Daniel, who has the experience and knowledge related to LGBTQ+ specific struggles. You are not alone!
Having had educational and professional experiences in varying parts of the country, Daniel was afforded the opportunity to work with a diverse array of client populations in multiple professional settings. These include: community mental health clinics; an eating disorder clinic; a mood, anxiety, and self-injury clinic; Ecopsychology focused programming; a HIV/AIDS advocacy agency; crisis outreach teams; and the area's National Suicide Prevention Lifeline regional office. Daniel views it both challenging and beneficial to work broadly within the helping profession, but some specialties of interest include Substance Use Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, mood disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders), and self-injurious behaviors.
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available and we accept most insurance.
MA (2010) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS (2003) in Natural Resources, Certificate in Environmental Studies
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare (Chicago) – One year placement as a Psychological & Group Services intern
Clinical Supervisor at Crisis Connection of Canvas Health, a community driven mental health agency dedicated to bringing hope, healing, and recovery to people's lives in the Twin Cities area
Mental Health Crisis Counselor at Sound Mental Health, a community mental health agency providing vocational, housing, and counseling services in Seattle
Psychosocial Program Coordinator at Test Positive Aware Network, a community based agency empowering everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives in Chicago
Staff Therapist at Insight Behavioral Health Centers, a multi-disciplinary eating disorder and mood/anxiety clinic with Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Residential levels of care in Chicago
Program Team Leader & Counselor at Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization with more than 40 years of experience serving people with serious mental illness in Chicago
Daniel Mrotek, MA, LPCC
Minnesota License #1131
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