Daniel Fishburn, LCSW, LCAS is CEO of SUWS of the Carolinas. He has over 3 decades of work in mental health and he has worked with and advocated for queer youth in treatment settings and in the community and is the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for YouthOUTright WNC.
Daniel has been helping young people “find their way” in a variety of settings for 30 years, including close to 20 years as a licensed clinician. He received his BA in Psychology at The Catholic University of American in Washington DC., and his MSW from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work. From the war zones of El Salvador to the streets of Dallas and Houston, Daniel has served families through numerous organizations such as Child Protective Services, public health agencies, community mental health, adolescent and adult substance abuse treatment, young adult transitional programs, and most recently at a therapeutic boarding school. From the frontline staff to leadership, Daniel is highly experienced in working at the organizational level to create powerful, positive change.
In Daniel’s personal life, he is committed to mindfulness science and practice, nature adventure, and volunteer service in the Asheville community. He is involved nationally in the Recovery Dharma movement and engages in education/advocacy for LGBTIQ youth.