Daman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a Master's degree from Virginia Tech. He has over a decade experience working with individuals, couples, groups, and families in both private practice and agency settings. He began his career at a non-profit serving children and families under the VOCA grant (victims of crime act), where he was first exposed to play therapy, sandtray therapy, and other play-based and expressive modalities shown to be powerful tools in both the assessment and treatment of trauma in children and adults. He went on to work as the first ever male therapist hired by Fairfax County's Domestic and Sexual Violence Services where he supported adults and children recovering from sexual and/or physical assault. Daman next worked as an in-home therapist for families with children at risk of removal from the home, where he guided the family and community in developing safety nets and strategies to allow families to stay intact. In his most recent agency work Daman was a therapist at a therapeutic boarding school for teenage girls. In this capacity Daman acted as the individual and family therapist and leader of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals providing full wrap-around services to the young women in the program. Since becoming licensed Daman has continuously maintained either a full or part-time private practice where he serves individuals, couples, and families dealing with a wide range of struggles.
Daman has a strong belief in the ability of the individual to be his/her own best healer, and sees himself as providing support and guidance for individuals to know themselves and find their own best solutions. In his work he places great emphasis on discovering, celebrating, and building on strengths. He has a strong belief in the power of words, relationships, play, humor, mindfulness, and experience in finding happiness and reaching goals.