Daniel Wei, LCSW

(he/him )
Preferred Name: Daniel

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

"due to current visa restriction, I am unable to take on clients but open to provide consultations to clinicians" My journey of becoming a helping professional commenced after 3 years of immersive personal growth in a group setting facilitated by the Haven Institute based on Vancouver Island. The Haven has had a profound influence on me and my approach to working with people; therapy is an art of ‘being’ rather than ‘doing.’ I have worked with clients of all ages and different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds since 2017 and have developed a particular passion for parenting and trauma treatment. My therapeutic approach is rooted in humanistic and existentialist principles, with a focus on the utilization of EMDR integrated with IFS, psychoanalysis, and polyvagal-informed somatic approaches. Over the years, I have learned from esteemed professionals such as Bessel Van Der Kolk, Maria Gomori, Linda Nicholls, and Arielle Schwartz, and have attended workshops and trainings of all sorts. I am currently working with two EMDR consultants and one senior faculty member through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

Education & Experience

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level one -2024 • Ongoing monthly EMDR consultation with approved consultants, Patricia Torres and Beau Laviolette • Ongoing monthly psychoanalysis group consultation with Daniel Yu, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP) • A week-long Circle of Security Parenting training -2023 • Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop- Arielle Schwartz, 2023 • Psychodynamic Foundations Year 1 & 2 program- SFCP, 2022-2023 • Certificate in Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Strategies- Linda Thai, 2022 • Group consultation-Victor Yalom, 2022 • Internal Family Systems (IFS)-Frank Anderson, 2022 • IFS-Informed EMDR- Kendhal Hart, 2022 • Ego State Therapy- Robin Shapiro, 2022 • EMDR basic training-Rachel Erwin, 2021 • Process-Oriented Psychology- David Hatfield. 2020 • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Imago Therapy- Florence Meleo-Meyer, and Harville Hendrix, Omega Institute, 2019 • 4-day Experiential Psychodrama Workshop-Bessel Van Der Kolk, 2019 • Introductory workshop to Somatic Experiencing-Peter Levine, 2019 • Celebrated Body Erotic residential workshop-The Body Electric School, 2019 • 7-day residential Virginia Satire Family Therapy program-Maria Gomori, 2018 • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Certificate – 2017 • Workshop translator-The Haven Institute, 2011-2014 And hundreds of educational videos on free “Youtube University”

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

The Haven Institute

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • Chinese