Daniel Lacovara, MFT
Daniel Lacovara, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Primary Therapist at Center for Healthy Sex. He has more than a decade of experience working with men who struggle with sex addiction and women experiencing love addiction. In addition, he has run numerous process groups, and served as CHS’s Clinical Outreach Specialist with the goal of building greater awareness and understanding about the field. Dan has also lectured locally and nationally on sex addiction issue and presented at the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health’s (SASH) Annual Conference.
Dan began his training at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, where he worked with clients with substance abuse and mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and grief and loss. In addition, he designed the curriculum for and co-facilitated the Center’s first Sexual Compulsives Group for men.
He has received training on the principles of relational work in group therapy, as well as the treatment of trauma and PTSD. Dan also received training in attachment theory and Bowenian approaches to individual and couples treatment. In addition, he is a certified clinical supervisor.
Prior to his work at CHS, Dan held the position of Administrative Director for Change Management at the Mount Carmel Guild Behavioral Services (MCGBS), a seventeen-site mental health clinic in Newark, New Jersey, treating the serious and persistently mentally ill. There he worked with clinical and administrative leadership, helping the organization to achieve first-time accreditation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) to ensure MCGBS programs met the highest standards for quality.
Dan graduated with a masters of arts in clinical psychology from Antioch University, and received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Georgetown University. He is dual licensed in California (LMFT 92436) and the District of Columbia (LMFT 200001268).