Daniel Olavarria

Keynote Speaker & Innovative Consultant at The City Psychotherapy
New York, NY

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Licensure & Certification

License TitleLicensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed InNew York
License Number086060


Master of Social Work (MSW)University of PennsylvaniaPostgraduate Certificate in Trauma Studies & TreatmentAdelphi UniversityBachelor of Arts in Social WorkNortheastern Illinois University
  • About the Speaker
    Over the last seven years, I have been proud to be a featured speaker at diverse organizations across the country ranging from Bumble to the National Institutes of Health! I am passionate about making therapy more approachable, and helping people gain the tools and insights that they need to lead more fulfilling lives. In addition to my public speaking, I have been a contributing expert for articles in publications such as InStyle Magazine, Bustle, Well+Good, Brit+Co, Logo's NewNowNext, Tinder Swipe Life, and more! Feel free to reach out - I would be happy to chat to see if I might be a good fit for your next event. I do both clinical and non-clinical talks. I can be reached by email at daniel@thecitypsychotherapy.com.
  • Past Talks

    "Tools to Manage Stress During Quarantine" w/ Bumble & My Wellbeing

    Instagram Live event hosted by Bumble and My Wellbeing.

    "Mental Health and Therapy: Are You on the Apps?"

    Appearance on The Conversationalist Podcast

    "Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice"

    Conducted a training workshop at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    "Exploring and Understanding LGBTQA Issues"

    Presentation at Farmingdale State College.

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Daniel has been at Farmingdale State College on several occasions as a speaker on LGBTQA issues. He quickly established a rapport with the audiences, creating a welcome environment for asking questions, and was so well received by all. It is obvious that he is a confident, passionate public speaker who is extremely knowledgeable. We look forward to having Daniel back again soon.

Audrey Krapf - Retired Director, Health and Wellness Center at Farmingdale State College

I heard Daniel speak twice last spring about gender, sexuality, and diversity. He was a dynamic speaker! I was completely engaged in his presentation both times and caught myself remembering things the second time that I'd heard the first and being excited for my colleagues to hear it too. Daniel was personable and made a touchy topic feel safe. I can't wait to share what I learned with the staff at my school next month.

Ashley Rice - School Counselor at Montgomery County Public Schools

Daniel is a dynamic, personable public speaker and subject matter expert in diversity and sexuality. He has a natural talent in connecting with his audience, no matter the size, no matter the demographics of the audience. He broaches difficult and uncomfortable topics with panache and kindness. I highly recommend Daniel as a speaker, consultant and educator in all aspects of diversity.

Susanna Sung, LCSW-C - Director, Marketing & Community Relations at National Institute of Mental Health

I heard Daniel Olavarria present at the NIH Clinical Center Social Work Conference in early 2015 and was very impressed by his knowledge of LGBTQA youth and the implications of cultural issues in providing services. I strongly recommend Daniel as a presenter and look forward to hearing him speak on related topics.

Susan Cruz - Consultant and Licensed Therapist

When you work with Daniel, you are getting someone who not only has valuable knowledge and insight, but is also approachable and has an extraordinary ability to relate to people of all backgrounds. He has inspired my own clinical practice and is someone I look to as a role model in terms of knowledge, work ethic, and cultural sensitivity.

Laura Ferrelli, LMHC

I would trust Daniel with any of my patients. His sense of humor and inviting presence instantly make people feel comfortable to open up. He is passionate about helping others work through their most difficult times. Professional and nonjudgmental, Daniel will take the time to get to know you as a person and start from where you are.

Nara Lee, MSW, LICSW

Daniel has this innate ability to connect with patients. That skill to communicate effectively yet compassionately is something that I try to emulate in my career.

Matthew Cobb, MD

Daniel is a warm, intuitive, and sharp clinician. Beyond his depth of professional experience and expertise, he is also an active advocate and mentor to other underrepresented therapists, such as queer clinicians and clinicians of color. Daniel’s clients will find him to be socially and culturally aware, well-read, clinically confident in evidence-based practice, and naturally empathic.

Ariele Le Grand, MSc, LSW