We had the good fortune of connecting with Daniel Edwards and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Daniel, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
In my field (mental health) there are a lot of consumers that look like me but not very many providers who have the lived experience. My hope is that I am able to provide LGBTQ+ people of color the supportive and affirming care they deserve.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve always worked in the helping profession in some capacity and now I have circled back to where I believe I was always meant to be. I’ve gone from sport psychology to working in fitness/coaching to working in disability insurance and now I’m back in counseling. It wasn’t the easiest decision to leave my career to go back to school but when you feel that you’re being pulled to do something that can help others you go towards it.
I provide therapeutic services at an Atlanta area practice – Modern Path, [under the supervision of Nick Marzo, MS, LPC, LMHC, CPCS, CST, NCC, CCMHC] working primarily with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I work with individuals who have mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress or trauma related to gender or race issues.
Outside of working as a therapist, I serve the community through my personal brand, Transformation Shoppe. My goal with Transformation Shoppe, is to do just that – help individuals transform. Whether it be mentally or physically I want to help people live their best possible life. I offer consulting for those who have questions regarding employer benefits such as Short Term & Long Term Disability, also health and wellness consulting such as meal prepping and fitness plans. Fun fact, I’m also an officiant able to legally perform wedding ceremonies.
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My wife Roxy has been an amazing support. Going back to grad school when you’re married and in the midst of a stable career is a lot. She has been supportive and understanding of the late nights studying, and weekends spent working. She’s my rock!