Daniel Olavarria, LCSW (he, him) is a clinical supervisor at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. He received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has completed post-graduate training in trauma treatment, family therapy, and use of telehealth formats in mental health services. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Tennessee with a practice-based research focus on treatment of intergenerational, transgenerational, and historical trauma.
Daniel maintains a full-time telehealth private practice providing individual and couples’ therapy. He frequently serves as a clinical lecturer, consultant, and content expert for organizations and government agencies across the country, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Instagram, and Montgomery County Public Schools. Daniel’s past clinical experience includes working with individuals, families, and communities in a wide range of service settings, including criminal justice, family preventative services, and HIV coordinated care.
With a passion for life-long learning, Daniel enjoys traveling, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and exploring new and old recipes to cook food that honors his Puerto Rican heritage.