Daniel Gautreau, PsyD

Staff Psychologist & Suicide Prevention Specialist


Most of my life was spent in the big cities of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Now I'm enjoying the quiet, minimalistic, mindful, and eco-friendly lifestyle that Humboldt county facilitates. In my personal life, I like to be an introvert, read science fiction, play video or board games, make photographs, and (get lost) hiking pretty much anywhere. I became a psychologist to explore the big questions about the human experience and help others to struggle less than I did growing up and throughout life in general. We're all in this together. 

Areas of Interest: 

I'm passionate about suicide prevention, existentialism, identity, self-improvement, and decreasing mental health stigma. I find the skills and perspectives of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to be most useful in my work with students and in my personal life. This combination helps prepare me to assist a wide variety of students with enhancing their lives and decreasing common experiences of anxiety, stress, depression, procrastination, identity development (gender, LGBTQIA+, culture, career, etc.), and beyond.

Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
Liaison to: Residential Life
CA licensed, Psy#32077
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, LA
Favorite professional and self-help books: 

How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton; Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves; The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll.

Favorite Quote: "The meaning of life is to give life meaning." - Viktor Frankl

Daniel Gautreau, PsyD
SHC, 2nd Floor