Daniel Michael Acosta, M.A., AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Registration No. AMFT 93817

Employed and under the supervision of Cindy Brooks LMFT, SEP, CATC IV

MFC 86672

949-943-7820

What people are saying

    My wife and I will forever be in debt to Daniel. As a Marital Therapist, Daniel is arguably the finest around. My wife and I began to seek guidance with our internal issues and within hours of sending a 'Contact Me' email Daniel had called me with an incredibly sincere tone of wanting to be of assistance.

    Since that initial introductory call, Daniel has become more than a therapist, but rather someone who we truly believe is an angel from above sent to help others. Being a husband and father himself, this was important for us as we felt he had a deeper understanding and that belief certainly came true as Daniel is as real as they get.

    In addition, that same day we reached out for help, we set up a session that was supposed to last only 50 minutes. 2 hours later, we were still with Daniel discussing a game plan for our marriage albeit 10pm at night. A wonderful testament to Daniel's whatever it takes mentality in order to help his clients.         Last, Daniel offers teletherapy that we have engaged in several times in an effort to maintain continuity - it works incredibly well as we are both busy, career-oriented individuals.

    Daniel, thank you for all you've done. For all the readers, I highly recommend Daniel for any and all therapy services. - 11/30/2018 CJ

Daniel is truly the best therapist out there! He contacted me in a timely manner when I first reached out for counseling, which was very important to me because I was in a crisis situation. In fact, Daniel used our first consultation where most people talk about counseling fees and other administrative matters to actually provide counseling services on the spot because he heard the pain and distraught I was in. I had a breakthrough at that moment because of it. I am in one of the hardest moments in my life. Daniel is truly a God-sent. His expertise and compassionate heart go above and beyond any other therapist I have ever met. He is always responsive and knows how to get to the heart of the issue. In the most difficult season of my life, Daniel provides expert counseling and has been always responsive, no matter what day of the week or time of day it is. In fact, he has provided crisis counseling on moment’s notice, if he doesn’t have a client he is already with, for me and my husband even at midnight. You must go see Daniel if you want an expert on your side to get you through difficult times.

- 4/5/2019 RH

    I highly recommend Daniel Acosta, at first my husband and I weren't comfortable seeing a therapist (this was our first experience) but Daniel made us feel right at home from the first session. He goes above and beyond for his clients and his effort and kindness does not go unnoticed. My husband and I are forever grateful for Daniel.

    Daniel not only is extremely fair, but he genuinely cares about his clients. He doesn't listen/speak to you like you would think a typical therapist does, but rather listens and speaks to you like a friend - which we found to be extremely important and helpful.

    My husband and I have been seeing Daniel for over a month now and we've already noticed progress in not only our marriage but how we deal with situations as a whole. This is all a true testament to Daniel's dedication to us as clients but also to his knowledge and practical advice. - 12/12/2018 KJ

    I am so impressed with how caring Daniel Acosta is. If you are looking for a therapist that truly cares about you and not the clock this is the man to go to. He inspires me with every visit and is always available to help me out or just be there to listen. Very impressed. - 11/17/2018 CT

    Daniel takes a very active approach. He has been counseling my son and is greatly helping with many issues. He has practical ways to assist with social skills for young adults who are struggling. - 10/16/2018 CO

    From the beginning I could tell that Daniel really cares about his patients. I feel like am not being judged and that he also tries extremely hard to figure out what's going on. I can tell by his questions, they really make me stop and think before I can give an answer. They relate to the topic at hand and offer a level of depth that I can't get to on my own. I felt like I was talking honestly to a friend rather than a stranger. He truly takes a different approach from patient to patient and I can tell. I'm hopeful to continue working with Daniel. - 10/5/2018 FD

    Dan is such a fascinating and caring therapist. I get a feeling of real connectedness and also a sense that he completely understands where I'm at and where I desire to go. He is patient and sincere about helping and you will feel that in every moment. I couldn't think of anyone else in the world that you would be in better hands with. - 9/26/2018 LB

Very caring and open therapist. Focuses on you and your needs, and he actually remembers things said from previous sessions. Other therapists I've seen couldn't even remember names of my significant others or events that I talked about in previous sessions. Very goal oriented approach and overall a good guy. Highly recommend. - 1/2/2019 MT

If you are looking for a Therapist that truly cares about your treatment, then go see Daniel today. Daniel is the best therapist that I have known. Prior to finding Daniel, my experience with therapists was terrible. Countless therapists never had any treatment plan laid out for me. I feel like the sessions were a complete waste of time. Many therapists would just hand me a book and tell me to read through it. Who has time for that? And if I am just going to read a book then what use is it going to see a therapist? Other therapists just tell stories and almost makes the sessions all about them. I am there for me, not to hear their stories! It just seems that most therapists want you to come back and just collect your co-pay. Daniel is a different caliber when it comes to Therapists. He really cares about you and wants you to work through your challenges so that you can have a better quality of life. And another thing I really like about him is he explains to you in detail what to expect from the sessions. He explains that in order for your treatment to be successful - it will be you doing the work. No other therapist ever explained that. My understanding of what therapy is prior to seeing him is that the therapist tells you what to do. Boy was I wrong - that is the definition of a Life coach, not a Therapist. Daniel enlightened me to what the role of a therapist really is. Now, on to the office. I love the comfortable atmosphere of it. The chairs are super comfy in the waiting room. The decor reminds me of a home. I like that, because for me it makes me feel more at ease. Offices that are decorated too modern seem cold. The atmosphere here is really inviting. 

If you are ready to change your life and finally work through the challenges you are facing - I recommend you see him. I can assure you, that you will not go looking for another therapist after you see him. - 10/19/2018 VA

Daniel has been nothing short of Amazing to work with. He is extremely responsive, very intelligent and engaged on every level. He truly has been such an amazing resource. I am so thankful to have found him. - 4/9/2019 MT

My wife and I absolutely love Daniel. He has been so incredibly patient, warm-hearted, professional, and unbelievably available for us. He possesses a very big heart for helping people, and I will forever be thankful for all the help he's provided so far in my marriage. - 4/5/2019 EP

Daniel is for anyone who needs more than just a therapist. He’s a problem solver/detective, compromiser, and a good friend. He helps discover things that link to your problems that you would not even know existed and finds ways to help suppress or even overcome those mountains. He is more than just your average therapist because he offers his confidentiality, loyalty and friendship. If your a first responder, no problem, he himself was a marine and understands the hardship that military, police, fire and EMS go through on a day to day basis. He has helped me personally strive to overcome my doubts, fears and hardship that has effected me and couldn’t I don’t think I could find a more perfect fit! Thank you Daniel! - 5/9/2019 CT

So thankful for everything Daniel does for me. He’s an awesome therapist. He actually listens and doesn’t judge me. I feel like I can tell him anything and he’ll find a way to help me work through it. Honestly I think going to therapy is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. Better yet having Daniel as a therapist definitely makes every minute worth while. Definitely recommend!      - 2/12/2019 KV

So blessed to have found Daniel. Thanks to him, I’ve learned to deal with things much better. I didn’t expect to feel comfortable with opening up to him since I’m so closed off when I first meet someone, but naturally he has such a way with words that I didn’t struggle with opening up at all. Daniel made it clear from the very beginning that he was on my team and rooting for me. Having that kind of support from someone worked wonders for me. It helped me look at things in a much more positive light. I always look forward to my next session with him!- 2/9/2019 JD

Daniel is a great therapist.  You can tell that he cares about his patients, he is nice and patient, and will take the time to ask the right questions and not rush through the appointments. He follows up and makes sure everything is going well so you feel you are in safe hands with him. - 4/1/2019 PA 

this review is long over due. i dodged daniel first appointment. and then on the phone i verbally accousted (sic) him. but you know what it didnt change the amazing individual that he is. he saw past all that bs and saw the inner pain that i was going through. i do currently have a great psychotherapist but daniel is another great one that is out there and a incredible resource. When my life took a turn for a worse again for difficulties finding a psychiatrist he gave me a list of psychiatrists and i was able to find a great one that is working with me and all my problems. not only is daniel a incredible person and resource he truly cares about any type of person he meets. Take a chance with him and you wont regret it believe me i have plenty of regrets in my life and meeting him was not one of them. - 6/18/2019 CG

I am blessed to have come across Daniel. His immediate response to my call was unheard of! He is very passionate about his work. He is a gem! - 7/2/2019 JP

I just started to see Dan and I am very happy with how our sessions have been going. He gets to the root of the problem and has done a lot of work of his own to learn what works and what doesn't work when one is trying to heal. I feel heard and understood. He's empathetic and offers not only advice but healing support through his compassionate nature and listening skills. I wasted time in the past on the wrong therapists that only kept things on the surface and never got to the root of the issue. I am happy I didn't settle and found Dan. Dan has been offering me great advice and information that has been helping me grow and develop more healthy patterns that allow me to accept and love myself more! Thank you Dan! - 7/30/2019 TS

My husband and I have recently started working with Daniel after some difficult life changes, we are currently working with him individually and as a couple. I first saw Daniel individually and at the end of the session he asked me how I thought the session had gone and I told him it was the best session I’ve ever had. I felt heard and understood. He is not a therapist that will nod his head and JUST listen, he listens and gives feedback, challenges you, is encouraging, and helps form a plan of action to fit your needs. I highly recommend Daniel for individual and/or couples therapy. - 8/7/2019 KD 

Daniel has been instrumental in repairing my future husband and I’s relationship. We came to him in “crisis mode” with family struggles that were detrimentally affecting our own relationship, and he has provided unbiased, objective, and insightful guidance that has helped us mend some core issues that would have otherwise ended our soon-to-be marriage. We are forever grateful for Daniel’s services, and will be seeing him regularly both as a couple, and as individuals. Daniel, thank you for all that you do! - 8/17/19 S&D

As other reviews state if you are looking for a therapist that truly cares about your treatment, then Daniel is the person to see. He really cares about his patients, and truly goes above and beyond. I remember the first time that I saw him he had already printed out some material for me to read. He follows up and makes sure that everything is going well. There are a lot of therapists out there, but very few like Daniel. Thank you Daniel for all your help! - 9/6/2019 AM 

Great man. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of the human condition. Respectful and genuine. Patient; and truly determined to find the core issues that may be holding us back. - 10/13/2019 KK

I started recently working with Daniel 2~3 months ago and have found him to be an excellent therapist. His approach is helping me get to the core of my issues rather than just being a "quick fix" (which I don't think exists). Many therapists, psychologists, and especially psychiatrists have an unfortunate tendency to treat you as their "subject" rather than a fellow human being. Daniel is not this way at all; he is always compassionate, caring, and genuine. - 10/24/2019 MF

I have only been meeting with Daniel for about 2 months but have found him to be extremely compassionate and committed to helping others. He has great attention to detail, and provides lots of different tools to help communicate concepts and get to the core of the issue, which I have found to be very helpful. - 10/31/2019 KW

Dr. Daniel truly is a wonderful, caring professional. I contacted Dr. Daniel via email to inquire about couples therapy for my boyfriend and myself and he called me less than 5 minutes after I sent the message, and spent ample time on the phone with me while I explained our situation and he offered us an appointment that evening that accommodated both my boyfriend’s and my work schedule. As someone who has been in therapy throughout life I found him to be very easy to talk to and my boyfriend whom has never been to therapy found the first session to be very easy going and helpful. Dr. Daniel was ready with book recommendations and helpful packets for us to work on things outside our sessions. Dr. Daniel truly has given us a different outlook on our relationship and brought us back to our happiness. We look forward to continuing to work with him as he has been so supportive, accommodating, and very professional. He truly cares about his clients; wants to help achieve happiness and establish effective communication for a lasting relationship. It’s hard to not think of the stigmas that are attached to couples therapy; but honestly if you are struggling with your relationship or marriage, I would highly recommend Dr. Daniel, because he has saved us and helped us build a solid foundation for our future together. Many thanks Dr. Daniel - KVC 11/13/2019