Daniel Stillwell (he/him) is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) at the South Charlotte branch of Matone Counseling. He has an LMFT in North Carolina and is a nationally credentialed (AAMFT) MFT supervisor. After receiving his masters in MFT from Louisville Seminary, he went on to earn a PhD in Family Therapy from Saint Louis University. He has practiced on and off since 2008, spending several years also as a professor of MFT for different universities. His passion for client care is a great match for Matone Counseling and he is delighted to be a part of the team.
Daniel’s clinical expertise is firmly rooted in his relational work. His client load is primarily couples, but also sees individuals, adult families, and late adolescents. Even when seeing individual clients, Daniel has a keen eye for how the interactions and dynamics between people are brought into those sessions as well. He believes that change is more pervasive and lasts longer when the change is integrated into the relationships clients hold dear. He has found particular effectiveness with high-achieving people and people who access their spiritual (not just Christian) side. He works with clients to empower them to be able to empower themselves and those in their lives.
A vital part of Daniel’s practice is his commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. He has extensive training on the different dimensions and issues associated with sexuality and gender. He compassionately comes alongside people in their relationship restructuring, coming out processes, or even in more “standard” relational issues. Know that Daniel is not going to be judging or unduly elevating the queer dimensions beyond their scope. This also means he is especially fluent and practiced at working with the poly/kink communities, regardless of structure or lack of hierarchy. These polycules (whatever the shape) are prime for relational therapy, even if it is simply wanting to move from getting by to thriving. Everyone deserves a chance to have someone empower them to create the changes they want for themselves and their loved ones.
In addition to his work as a therapist and coach, Daniel also provides supervision and consultation for other professionals. If you are in the process of seeking your LMFT or LCMHC and would like individual or group supervision, Daniel would love to connect to see if the fit is appropriate for supervisory work. He has extensive supervision experience for early career professionals, and can even align supervision paradigms to model your theory of choice. His language for his own clinical model is “postmodern, experiential cyberneticist.”
Dr. Stillwell does not accept insurance however a summary receipt of services (Superbill) can be provided if you would like to submit claims for out of network reimbursement. FSA/HSA cards are also be accepted. Receipts for insurance and FSA/HSA cards can only be used for therapy, not coaching. Dr. Stillwell can discuss with you your fit for coaching vs therapy.
One of the things Dr. Stillwell has seen is the importance of helping clients through the first major threshold of clinical work, which typically happens around 6 sessions. By this point, clients often report learning new tools, having opportunities to practice them on their own, and beginning to see changes in their lives. With this knowledge, Dr. Stillwell will now be offering packages of 6 sessions at a reduced rate (see chart below). Half will be paid up front and the other half will be paid once the second half of the package begins. If you would like to continue with Dr. Stillwell after your package is complete, you can either continue at the standard rate or purchase another package if everyone agrees it is clinically useful for your care.
Fees for Daniel Stillwell, PhD, LMFT
Individual sessions: $180/hour | Individual package rate – $160/hour
Relational (couples or family) sessions: $225/hour | Relational package rate – $200/hour
6 sessions – Half due at initial scheduling and the remainder due prior to fourth session.
Individual – $960.00 ($480.00 due at scheduling)
Relational – $1,200.00 ( $600.00 due at scheduling)
Please note – $50.00 Administration fee waived for packages