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Dr. Dan Quinn

Dr. Dan Quinn

Clinical Director - Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA23350), Dan supervised the therapy and research of doctoral students at The Wright Institute, in Berkeley, where he has been a clinical supervisor. He has spent many years studying a multitude of therapy techniques, including relational psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, gestalt, solution-focused, and Internal Family Systems. He draws from all of them, depending upon the needs of the client at a particular point in the process. Dan was certified as a Positive Psychology coach after studying with its founder, Dr. Martin Seligman. He has 35 years of experience in the corporate arena, and was the CEO of a highly successful technology consulting firm.

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Walnut Creek Therapy: Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

Mindfulness is for everyone. When we are mindful, we show up for our lives. We don’t miss out while we’re waiting for things to be better. Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment,...
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Berkeley Therapy: 6 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

What is creativity? There is no clear consensus on the exact definition amongst psychologists. The most popular definition suggests that creativity is the ability to solve problems in new and unique ways. That is...
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Oakland Therapy: How to Overcome Your Perfectionism

If you identify as a perfectionist, you may very well function at a higher level than the rest of us. But,it comes at a hefty cost. You may experience stress, anxiety and even burn-out....

5 Daily Actions to Build Your Self-Confidence

Everyone struggles with confidence from time to time. The way we feel about ourselves greatly influences the way we live. A lack of self-confidence will only limit you. Confidence will help you realize that...
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Couples Therapy: 7 Signs of Trust Issues

Trust is very important for a committed relationship. Your partner should be your closest friend and confidant. Your partner should be able to open up to you about anything also. If you’re reading this,...
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Oakland Therapy: Social Media and Your Mental Health

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat. The era of social media has connected the global population more than ever before. However, the average American checks their phone as much as 80 times a day, and some...

Fighting for The Relationship

Here’s a really simple question that you can train yourself to ask, whenever you’re in a fight with your partner, “Am I fighting to win? Or am I fighting for the relationship?” Because if...
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You Need A Relationship Coach

Another way of putting it is “couples therapy is not Wimbledon” The couples therapist is not there to go, “what do you think you should do?” Couples therapy is more like if you were...
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Tools For a Happy Relationship

Back when I was getting into all this stuff in the late 60s and 70s, we thought the thing to do was to sit down. We thought that a really happy relationship was where...

Four Ways to Damage a Relationship

I always tell couples to look up John Gottman on the internet. We have links on our website. John Gottman has revolutionized couples therapy by studying thousands of couples. Basically, when couples damage a...