Daniel Puchala (He/Him/His)

LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor)
Accepting Clients

∞ Quality of Life ∞

Counselor in Frederick, MD

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I tend to focus on the simple philosophy that those readiest and willing to change, who are invested in psychotherapy as a process and are open to adopting a growth mindset, are the most likely to benefit from working with me, which is also a sentiment that is reflected in outcomes studies. I try to meet each person exactly where they are, with compassion and unconditional positive regard.

My Background and Approach

I live and work in Frederick, Maryland, and grew up in the surrounding area. I attended various colleges while studying cultural anthropology and other scientific disciplines (technology, health, sociology, and psychology). I have traveled extensively, living in three different regions of the U.S., touring Japan, as well as living in Europe for five years before returning to the area and settling in the historic downtown area near my family. Most of my career centers on providing psychotherapy (Neuroscience-Informed Eclectic Third-Wave CBT/Biopsychosocial) with a broad range of individuals from different parts of our local community. I also spend a significant amount of time teaching in the social sciences and health departments at Community Colleges (general psychology, lifespan psychology, group communications, sociology, anthropology, and stress management).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Some of my personal interests include music production, culinary arts, environmentalism, transformative spirituality, non-fiction writing, and world history. My main philosophies and guiding principles center on lifelong learning, creativity, community cohesion, compassion, tolerance, and social reform for the benefit of the global community.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • CareFirst
  • Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism
  • Taoism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English


240-422-9516 Email Daniel
Frederick, MD 21701
8030 Woodmont Ave, 3rd floor
Bethesda, MD 20814

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