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Location

  • Cabrini Tower/ First Hill

Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, Self-Esteem, Traumatic Brain Injury, Life Coaching

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Daniela Baumgarthuber, MSW, LICSW

ABOUT

My goal with therapy is to help you access your most authentic self by helping you explore and identify the negative thought patterns and beliefs present in your life that are causing you to feel stuck. As a therapist, my role is to create a safe space so that you feel comfortable bringing your full self into the therapy session without fears of being judged. We will collaborate to help you identify your own goals and work to overcome obstacles that come your way. You will learn the skills needed to navigate challenges in life successfully. This process will enable you to gain valuable insights about yourself and develop the skills necessary to cultivate your best self.

My approach to therapy is collaborative, client-centered, and strengths-based. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lived experiences. I use person-in-environment and anti-oppression theoretical approaches to understand better how different components of clients’ social identities and personalities intersect with micro, mezzo, and macro environments to influence personal identity and emotional growth as well as impact psychosocial functioning.

I draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness practice, humanistic therapy, positive psychology, and existential therapy to tailor our work together to fit your unique needs and goals. Together, you and I work as a team, and I continually solicit feedback to ensure we are meeting your identified needs and goals.

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in Washington State (LW 61006984). I provide individual therapy to adults 18+ and older adults 65+ presenting with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, traumatic brain injuries, work-related stress, self-esteem, and life transitions.

I graduated in 2016 with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. Since then, I have worked as a mental health case manager and intake specialist at a non-profit in the Seattle area, serving clients living with persistent mental illnesses, traumatic brain injuries, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. I also have experience working with LGBTQ* individuals, college students, hospice patients, and foster children.

When I’m not providing therapy, I enjoy hiking, swimming, playing badminton, cooking vegetarian meals, gardening and reading.

Gender pronouns: she/her

Experience & Education

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington State (LW 61006984)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skilled Training (ASIST) from LivingWorks, 2019
  • Master of Social Work (mental health practice) from the University of Washington, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Brown University, 2010

Insurance

I am a preferred provider with Aetna, Cigna, Regence, and Premera. I am pending in network status with Kaiser Permanente, Optum, and First Choice. I accept allowable out-of-network fees. Please call for inquiries regarding additional insurance.

Cancellation Policy

Must cancel 24 hours before the appointment to avoid $100 fee.