Last edited 09/30/2021
Dan Sneider-Cotter LCSW
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What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?
In most things, getting started is the hardest part. When we are struggling with anxiety, stress, or in troubled relationships it is hard to know what to do or how to change feelings that are overwhelming. The idea of facing all of these challenges and talking about them to someone that you don’t know is hard, especially if you have never been in counseling or had bad experiences with a previous therapist. Is counseling worth the money? How do I know who is the best therapist for my needs? These are big questions to sort through when feeling overwhelmed and confused. Luckily, it has never been easier to find the best therapist for your needs. Spending a few minutes searching online yields a ton of information about therapists in your state that offer online sessions. As the client, you are able to visit different therapist websites and profile pages to read their materials, read their articles, and watch videos to learn about their style and personality. Take this page as an example. You can see pictures of me, read about me, watch me in a video introducing myself and talking about my approach to counseling. All of this is meant to help you make the best decision possible when choosing the right therapist for your needs. Remember, getting started is the hardest part. Things will not change until you begin doing things differently. The opportunity of starting therapy with an experienced counselor will outweigh any barriers and help you feel better soon!
In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?
Therapy is all about you, the client. Everything we talk about and do in therapy is designed to help you achieve your goals, feel better, and improve relationships. As a therapist with more than 10 years of experience helping hundreds of individuals and couples just like you I have developed a proven style of counseling that is client-centered. We will work together helping you manage anxiety and depression, improve trust and intimacy, and feel more confident. My goal in each and every session is to model patience, calmness, consistency, and use ‘care-frontation’ techniques to help you feel comfortable and gain insight from reflection. When I gently ‘push back’ or offer alternative ways to think about something it is with the intention of helping you gain clarity and new ways to approach problematic patterns. Since getting married and having children I have learned firsthand the ups and downs of relationships and the challenge of juggling the different roles of parent, friend, spouse, and worker. I use that awareness to inform our work and help you improve your relationships.
What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?
Success is measured by positive changes in your everyday life. Your friends, family, and loved ones will notice that you have more energy, are less irritable, and project greater confidence. Therapy is successful when you feel better able to manage your feelings, relationships improve, or you are sleeping/eating/exercising and taking care of yourself in healthier ways. These changes can happen quickly or over the long-term, depending on how ready and engaged you are. It is my goal from the very first session together to help you learn and practice valuable, practical, and actionable skills. In every session we will ‘check-in’ on how things are going, track your feelings from session to session, and practice skills to directly address your needs. We will also discuss resources and how to use reflection in between sessions to practice what we are learning.
Adolescent mental health
Impulse control issues
|Marriage & Couples Counseling||$145|
Types of Therapy
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
The Gottman Method
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Training / Certifications
Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Florida, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, SW15740
- Colorado, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CSW.09923224
- Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149015355
Doctor of Education, Executive Leadership, University of Colorado - Denver
Master of Social Work, Social Work, University of Illinois - Chicago
My desire to practice therapy started when I was a teenager and formed a powerful relationship with a therapist who listened and helped me through a very challenging time. I went to college and studied Psychology so that I could better understand myself and the people around me with the intention of becoming a therapist. From there, I earned my Masters degree in Social Work and began working in schools and residential treatment centers providing therapy for teens that were struggling with anxiety, depression, and other issues. The experiences that I had in therapy helped me to use patience, calmness, and gentle 'care-frontation' to help the teens that I worked with at the time. I decided to go back to school in 2015 to earn my Doctorate of Education and advance my learning so that I could continue helping people using the most up to date and researched methods. Since 2017 I have been in private practice helping individuals and couples improve their relationships through learning new ways to communicate, build trust, and connect. As a married adult and parent of two rambunctious boys I know firsthand the challenges of maintaining a close connection with a partner. I use that experience to help other couples in their journey to an improved relationship.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dan Sneider-Cotter, LCSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Dan Sneider-Cotter, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Dan Sneider-Cotter accepting new clients?
Yes, Dan Sneider-Cotter is accepting new clients.
Does Dan Sneider-Cotter accept insurance?
No, Dan Sneider-Cotter does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Dan Sneider-Cotter offer?
Dan Sneider-Cotter offers therapy for couples and individuals.
Does Dan Sneider-Cotter offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Florida, Colorado and Illinois can book Dan Sneider-Cotter for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Dan Sneider-Cotter offer online therapy?
Yes, Dan Sneider-Cotter offers online therapy to people in Florida, Colorado and Illinois.
How quickly can I see Dan Sneider-Cotter?
Dan Sneider-Cotter typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Dan Sneider-Cotter speak?
Dan Sneider-Cotter conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Dan Sneider-Cotter online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Dan Sneider-Cotter online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.