My name is Daniel Romo and I am in the field of helping people feel that they matter.
As a therapist, my approach is client and culturally centered. I have worked at various agencies and have been trained in a variety of approaches: CBT, TF-CBT, Family Systems, Object Relations, Existential/Humanistic, and what I have found in working with individuals and families is approaching therapy by fostering a safe environment and working with each individual to develop customized plans to improve their quality of life.
Educational & Credentials:
- California State University Fullerton – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena – Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Specialization in Latinx Studies and Trauma Specialization.
- I started practicing as a trainee therapist in 2015, received my MFT Associate number in 2016, and became Licensed in 2019.
- In 2011 I started working in the mental health field servicing at-risk foster youth and families at a residential level 14 facility as a mental health youth specialist providing life skills and helping youth improve their cognitive functioning.
- I have worked at various non-profit agencies in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and Pasadena area providing school-based services to youth and adolescents, community based-services to adults and families, and outpatient services as well.
My education and clinical practice are culture-centered and I take into consideration the psychological impact of acculturation, immigration, ethnic and culture identity development, language use, racism, and sexism when working with individuals and families. I am able to advocate for my clients who have no voice, clients who are stigmatized because of their mental health diagnosis, or because they are of a different culture.