Daniel A. Linder, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda
Practicing privately in SF Bay Area, Ca. for the past 25+ years, an Addiction, Recovery and Relationships Specialist. Assessments, education, treatment formulation for those seeking recovery from any addiction, including to drugs/alcohol, compulsive gambling, porn, sex and love and codependency. Primary focus: the stages of recovery following sustained stabilization-- Intensive Self-work and Relationship Skills Building. "Intimacy Training," provide the understanding and relationship building skills that empower the creation of healthy, intimate relationships; individuals, couples, families, groups, pre-marital counseling. Primary focus is self-awareness and communication skills building.
Intervention Specialist: Services provided to those struggling with a loved one in the throes of an addiction and/or any other mental disorder i.e. partner, parent, child, sibling, friend or co-worker; Education, Action-Planning and Implementation. Professional Training Online: CEU's: Relationship Recovery Training (8), The Relationship Model of Addiction (6), Revisiting Stigma (2), Diagnosing Addiction (2) and Mastering Intervention (3).
Author: having written numerous articles on related topics and four books: Intimacy, The Essence of True Love, The Relationship Model of Addiction, Beyond Sobriety, Empowering the Transformation of Relationships, Dating, A Guide to Creating Intimate Relationships.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Daniel A. Linder now - (415) 800-3854


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License No. and State: MFC 17435 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

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Daniel A. Linder's Groups


Relationship Training for Singles - Each workshop is about a total of 20 hrs of group therapy process (10 grp meetings 2hrs ea); pre-screening assessment is required ($150). Includes 8 real, live dates w/grp participants outside of group, followed by 'debriefing sessions' - talking to each other about your experience together. To learn more, please call: (415) 456-0802.

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Communication is an art form that requires an understanding of the creative process and basic principles and essential skill development. You will learn and practice: Self-centered relating; assessing your internal experience and the quality of connection with the one you're relating with, as well as, assessing your next action step. Learn More: http://2verqbfj.megaph.com

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  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Training in Recovery.
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Gay

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Relational
  • Relationship Training
  • The Relationship Model of Addiction


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2016
Daniel A. Linder, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda

Daniel A. Linder

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT