Daniel Pratt, Psy.D.

Daniel PrattDaniel Pratt, Psy.D. received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 2014.  As part of his clinical training he has worked at four university counseling centers, a private practice, and a community mental health center.

Dr. Pratt is originally from the Tacoma area. He resettled here in 2015 and joined the clinical team at Allenmore Psychological Associates, P.S. the same year. He is a licensed as a psychologist in Washington State and is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Pratt is experienced in providing individual, couples, and group counseling for a variety of mental health concerns. Dr. Pratt also provides psychological assessment services. Dr. Pratt has specialized experience and training providing counseling services to adolescent and adult survivors of sexual, physical, and emotional trauma. Dr. Pratt also has professional experience helping clients either cope with or work through many forms of trauma, crises and suicidal tendencies, self-injury such as cutting, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, poor body image, obsessions, and compulsions. He also enjoys discussing a client’s spiritual beliefs, philosophical values, and cultural identities to explore how these areas might illuminate the client’s strengths and locate additional resources for healing.

Dr. Pratt utilizes a counseling approach that integrates wisdom from multiple counseling theories, including cognitive-behavioral and contemporary relational psychodynamic theories.  In practical terms, Dr. Pratt helps his clients gain insight into their past and present lives in order to change in lasting ways. He emphasizes the climate of trust and collaboration in the counselor-client relationship as the foundation for meaningful change. Sometimes learning new skills or thinking patterns is sufficient to meet the client’s treatment goals.  At other times, going deeper is needed, such as exploring underlying thoughts and relationship patterns that contribute to certain problems. Then, there are times when both approaches are necessary. Most importantly, Dr. Pratt carefully matches his counseling approach to each client’s needs and goals by encouraging open dialogue and by responding to his client’s feedback.