Daniel Stillwell 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.