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Daniel Geer, LCSW
- LCSW | 19586
- | (if applicable)
- 414 Gough St. Suite #6 San Francisco, California 94102
- (415) 640-0482
About Daniel Geer LCSW
- ACA/Codependency, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Creativity, Depression, Fetishism, Grief and Loss, HIV/AIDS, Immigration/Acculturation, LGBQIA, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Sexual Dysfunction, Substance Use/Abuse/Addiction, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD
- Sliding Scale / Low Fee, Supervision/Consultation
- CBT, DBT, Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, Sex Therapy
- Lyra Health
- Cisgender Male
- White/European American
I am a gay/queer identified, white, cis-male who came out as a teenager in the late ‘70s. Being an out gay man for 30yrs in San Francisco has shaped my identity and informs the work that I do. Despite all it’s problems, I love the SF Bay Area and the mountains and outdoors of California. I am an avid skier, mountain biker, and hiker/backpacker. I also enjoy all that the urban environment offers, especially dance performance, dance/music events and street fairs/celebrations. I am an experienced Burner who understands and appreciates the year round culture that Burning Man has brought to the Bay Area.
Experience and Qualifications:
I have worked in mental health settings for my entire career. I work with all adults 18yrs. and older in individual and couples therapy. I have worked with a wide range of client populations, symptoms and issues. I have extensive experience in short-term therapy and am good at keeping the therapy focused on the task at hand once goals have been collaboratively set. I really enjoy getting to know the individual strengths and needs of each client and adapting my approach to be as effective as possible.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT).
I am able to draw on a wide range of techniques and strategies including:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy,
Mindfulness and Body/Movement techniques.
Psychodynamic Therapy which focuses on the importance of the therapeutic relationship.
Areas of Interest/Expertise:
Although I am a generalist and love working with clients from all backgrounds, I am especially interested in LGBTQ issues. I enjoy working with lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender clients to help them on their path to feeling good about who they are, their bodies, and their sexuality. In particular I am well versed in many issues that come up in LGBTQ relationships:
open relationship agreements,
sexual dysfunction or
differences in sexual needs and responses.
Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT):
DMT is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association as “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a tool to further the integration of body and mind”.
I consider the Trans community as part of my community and have worked directly with trans identified people since 2004. I worked for two and a half years in the Multi-Specialty Transitions Department at Kaiser, a clinic dedicated to consultation and support for those seeking gender affirming services.
Latino community work.
Spanish is a second language for me and I have dedicated years of experience working with and advocating for appropriate mental health resources for the Latino Community.
I have worked with people of all genders and relationship status about their sexuality, needs, and problems that may arise, including sexual dysfunction and problematic sexual behaviors. My approach is sex positive and works to decrease shame, increase sexual health, and normalize the wide range of sexual possibilities.