As a transpersonal psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT#53033), I have the training and experience to help you resolve trauma, develop a fulfilling sense of connection to yourself and others, and find joy and well-being in your everyday life. I am trained in EMDR and mindfulness, and I work with individuals, romantic relationships, and family systems.
When you are emotionally flexible and fearless, your work will be compelling and innovative. Understanding psychological concepts and unblocking your own emotional wounding is imperative to gaining the emotional agility necessary for a successful career in any creative field. You have a unique approach to life. Our work together will be unique, expansive, and based on sound psychological principles.
I work with writers, actors, and producers on films and television shows such as Handmaid’s Tale, Mom, Grey's Anatomy, Alexa and Katie, Panic and more to ensure character portrayals of mental illness are accurate and compelling and storylines are socially responsible. I also collaborate with all types of professional groups to encourage creative expansion and improve work flow.
Hi there. Although I am a licensed, trauma-informed clinician, I work primarily as psychological consultant, supporting innovative people and creative processes. I work with writers, directors and actors, as well as CEOs and executives, to help people increase emotional agility and cognitive flexibility while staying resilient to the stressors of high pressure work. As a psychotherapist, I primarily meet with individuals to support identity expansion and life optimization. In all of my endeavors, I work within a transpersonal paradigm and believe that our struggles often stem from disconnection. Healing involves reconnection to ourselves, to others, to nature and to the world.
Wishing you wellness and success always.
Holly Daniels, PhD, LMFT, has worked as a clinician, meditation teacher, and psychological consultant for over fifteen years. She speaks locally and nationally on a variety of mental-health related topics and has been interviewed for NPR, Time, CNN Health, US News and World Report and others regarding portrayals of grief and mental illness in television and film, codependency and relationship issues, and strategies to stay in recovery after treatment. Holly serves as the Managing Director of Clinical Affairs for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), supporting over 32,000 psychotherapists statewide. She received her PhD in Psychology from Sofia University, her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and her Bachelor’s in Education at Pennsylvania State University. Before moving into the world of psychology, Holly held several roles in the entertainment industry, including working as a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) vested actress appearing in Castle, Nip Tuck, House, Crazy Stupid Love and several national commercial campaigns. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, two teenagers, and two cats.
As a proud alumnus of Sofia University in Palo Alto, I am excited to share the news that Deepak Chopra, MD, has been appointed Professor of Consciousness Studies at Sofia. I was fortunate to meet Dr. Chopra during my 2016 graduation ceremony. http://www.sofia.edu/stellar-faculty/
In 2014, I had the honor of attending the second annual East West Medical Conference hosted by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. It was a blessing to meet such a great spiritual leader. In the words of His Holiness, "Our primary purpose in this life is to help others. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."