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David McDaniel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Clinical Supervisor

Life's hurdles can really take a toll on your spirit, dimming your self-belief and hope for brighter days. You might find yourself peeking out from behind a facade of "I've got it all together," while inside it's more like a chaotic jumble of emotions and doubts.

I understand that feeling of not quite fitting in – whether it's due to battling with your emotions, grappling with your identity, or facing the aftermath of difficult experiences. My office can be a safe space where you're a valued individual, deserving of understanding and compassion, because everyone deserves a place where they truly belong.


I specialize in supporting adults navigating the choppy waters of anxiety, depression, life changes, and all the complexities of LGBTQ+ life. I also extend a helping hand to fellow therapists and those in helping professions – because taking care of yourself is just as important as caring for others.

Our sessions are all about teamwork, both of us working together to chart a course toward healing and growth. You're a unique soul with your own journey. That's why I tailor our sessions to fit you, drawing on a blend of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Our work will help you rediscover your inner strengths and build healthier connections.


You can also count on genuine, down-to-earth support, with a bit of humor to lighten the load. After all, laughter can be a powerful medicine for the soul.


Change doesn't happen overnight – it's more like a marathon than a sprint. But with patience and persistence, we'll untangle the knots of old habits and pave the way for new, empowering patterns. Together, we'll rebuild your resilience, so you can face whatever life throws your way, head held high.

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it.
You have to go down the chute.”

— Tina Fey

After finishing my undergrad studies at Eastern Illinois University, I completed my Master of Social Work degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois.

Serving as both a therapist and clinical supervisor at Bodhi Counseling, I understand the importance of providing unwavering support to those in helping professions as they navigate daily obstacles and personal growth. My professional journey includes experiences in diverse settings ranging from inpatient hospitals to general practices, addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and life transitions.

Like most C-U townies, I'm able to give directions to places using only local landmarks, but not street names. I’m a patron of several YouTube “let’s play” channels so I can enjoy great videogames despite an unfortunate lack of natural gaming skills. I probably have too many houseplants, several of which have found their way to my office.

Accepted Insurances:  HAMP, BCBS, Aetna, U of I Student Insurance, Private Pay

At Bodhi Counseling & Consulting we promote the values of diversity, equality, inclusion, and justice.
Our therapists are LGBTQ+ affirming and always strive to maintain and grow our cultural competence.
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