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Psalm McDaniels, LCSW

Psalm McDaniels is a Philadelphia Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who is passionate about helping BIPOC folks who want to understand how their upbringing and systemic issues impair their ability to set boundaries. 

If you are struggling to set boundaries in your social, family or professional relationships, Psalm can help you honor your needs for safety. She contributed her expertise on boundary setting in relationships for a WonderMind article, which focused on telling whether your boundaries are helpful or hurtful to you and the people in your life.

Psalm is also a good fit for your therapy needs if you are a college student or an adult and want to heal from recent or childhood trauma, want to explore changes  to your identity, or you are going through life transitions. These experiences can show up as depression or anxiety symptoms and as a Black Therapist, Psalm understands how hard it can be admit you now need help.

Psalm is understanding of the many reasons that can cause you to feel stuck or engage in behaviors that sabotage your ability to achieve your goals. She will help you understand how past traumatic life events such as being cared for by an emotionally immature parent or inner child wounding can be contributing to conflicts with your family of origin and body image or self-esteem concerns.

Psalm encourages self-love, care, and preservation from a social justice informed framework. She helps clients increase their level of tolerance for challenging emotions, and become a confident author of their life story.

Psalm has a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2014, and a Masters of Social Services and certificate in Social Work and Law, from Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research in 2018. She is a former Therapist at the UPENN Counseling and Psychological Services, and completed a fellowship in Bryn Mawr college’s Counseling Center. She also has four years of volunteer experience as a crisis counselor for Women Organized Against Rape.

Psalm McDaniels provides Individual Therapy in-office on Thursdays and online therapy during the weekdays.