*Daniel is currently not accepting new clients.*

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Daniel Scott Byrne

I am a queer white man working towards supporting healing and LGBTQIA+ community wellness through individual and couples' counselling. My work is centred in a strengths-based and queer-affirming framework drawing from evidence-based therapeutic modalities. Building on clients' existing skills and practices, I seek to create a safe space that facilitates accountability, confidence, and trust in themselves and in their relationships with others. Additionally, I have extensive experience as a groups facilitator exploring behaviour change and emotion regulation, mutual aid, HIV/AIDS, including open and poly-relationships.

I have experience working with individuals, couples, and groups in the following: LGBTQIA+ identities; anxiety and depression; grief and loss; PTSD; body image and disordered eating; concurrent addictions and mental health diagnoses; sexual, interpersonal, and structural violence; sexual health/change in health; HIV/ADS; life transitions; harm reduction.

I am here to support individuals and couples who have and continue to experience LGBTQIA+ marginalization and oppression. Through ongoing consent and collaboration, my focus is to build strong relationships reinforced with healthy boundaries, stability, and care.

Education and Training

Daniel earned his Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto, specializing in human services leadership and management. He has training in CBT, DBT, EFT (individual), Motivational Interviewing, and psychodynamics.

Daniel's practice is informed by his experience working with individuals and families with diverse backgrounds in community organizations, outpatient clinics, hospital settings and private practice

Theoretical Approach

Daniel has a humanistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy and centres the client in an affirmative case-by-case practice. Daniel is currently working as a community counsellor and group facilitator at ACT (formerly the AIDS Committee of Toronto). In the past, he worked as a DBT facilitator and case manager with transitional age youth living with concurrent addictions and mental health disorders e.g., BPD and disordered eating. Daniel has counselled and advocated for individuals living with anxiety, depression, LGBTQ2SIA+ discrimination, HIV-related stigma, intimacy and relationships, stress management, homelessness, and legal conflict.




  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

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