Biography

Dr. Holly Daniels is a licensed therapist, educator, meditation teacher, and mental health expert with over a decade of experience working with individuals, families and couples within educational systems, treatment programs and independent practices.She specializes in helping those struggling with mental health issues, neuro-differences, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, and relationship dysfunction. She has been featured in several publications (see below).

She is a regular speaker both locally in Los Angeles as well as nationally at industry conferences including the Moments of Change conference in Florida, the National Collegiate Recovery conference in Atlanta, the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) National Conference in Denver, and the National Young Adult Transition Association conference in Idaho.

Dr. Holly has worked with some of the most notable clinicians and researchers in the world to identify effective ways to help people find their purpose and embrace healthy lifestyles amid the challenges of our often digitally-driven, overmedicated society.She created Connected Directions, LLC to help emerging adults and people of all ages CONNECT to the internal and external resources they need to thrive.

Through partnerships and associations with clinicians, teachers, admissions counselors and experts around the country, Dr. Holly integrates her complex clinical expertise with her passion for connecting people and spreading the word that recovery, health, and wholeness can be exciting and fulfilling.Dr. Holly is dedicated to encouraging and promoting self-discovery, resiliency, emotional happiness, and vocational success for every one of her clients.

Testimonials

I know this sounds cliché, but Dr. Holly literally saved my life. She is so relatable – no judgment – and she knows her stuff.

Kevin D (age 27)

My daughter would not have graduated college without Dr. Holly’s help. Holly helped with the eating disorder but also helped (my daughter) get out of her own way and realize what she was missing and what her life could be.

Mom of daughter Elizabeth (age 23)

When I decided to change schools to be closer to home and my therapist, Dr. Daniels really helped me feel good about my decisions and fight the stigma that I was really struggling with. She helped me find the best school for me and encouraged me to follow my dreams.

David (age 25)

Certifications

CAMFT
EMDRIA
IECA

In The News

Time Magazine

You May Be In a Codependent Relationship. Here’s How to Overcome It
Codependent tendencies often trace back to childhood, when we start to develop patterns in how we connect with people, or what psychologists call “attachment styles” …read more

Time Magazine

US News & World Report

11 Strategies for Staying Sober While Traveling
Regardless of the reason for travel, being in a situation that disrupts the person in recovery from their normal schedule, their regular support system and their daily regimen of recovery can be a trigger for relapse …read more

US News & World Report

Bustle

7 Signs Your Dependence On Your Partner Is Slowly Pushing Them Away
Codependency has become a buzzword, and people sometimes misunderstand what it means to be codependent. It is important to remember that in a healthy relationship, it is absolutely OK to depend on your partner …read more

Bustle

All Kinds of Therapy

Conversation with Holly Daniels, PhD, LMFT about Young Adult Treatment
Young adulthood can be very difficult for clients and their families because clients no longer qualify for many of the support services that were provided and funded through school districts or regional centers, and yet our young adults are still in need of significant support …read more

All Kinds of Therapy

Celebrate Woman Today

How to Have the Addiction Conversation with Your Child
It can be very scary to realize that your child might be struggling with a drug or alcohol problem. Often as parents, our own worry and frustration can get in the way of having open, honest conversations with our kids…read more

Celebrate Woman Today