Daniel and Dr. Jenni operate as a husband-wife team at The Intimacy Institute offering therapy separately and together in co-therapy sessions. Daniel also has his own private practice, Root Connections Counseling. Daniel focuses on grief and bereavement, couples work and sex therapy, as well as men’s work and redefining masculinity. Prior to private practice, Daniel interned at Judi’s House in Denver, a grief center for children and families. Daniel is intimately familiar with grief due to the loss of his father when he was seven-years-old. Through his own path of learning and growth, Daniel became inspired to help others find the space to mourn, and learn from their life’s experiences.
As a boy growing up without a male role model in a society with complex and frequently unhealthy messages about men, Daniel understood the need for positive rites of passage and healthy masculinity. Before becoming a psychotherapist, he worked as a mentor for teenage boys struggling with addiction and behavioral problems. He enjoys helping adolescents and men develop an embodied and constructive sense of manhood.
When Daniel is not in the office, he enjoys life in the beautiful Front Range of Colorado. As an avid outdoorsman, he finds that the mountains bring life’s priorities back into perspective. His lifelong practice in martial arts has taught him about the humble path of the warrior. With a deep love for sustainable and healthy living, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and son, growing food and creating culinary art and adventures.