Daniel Swiger, MA
I’m a native to Charlotte – born & raised! Although I have spent a few years living in Raleigh and Boone – but my love for my hometown and my family brought me back. I’m glad to serve my community and am eager to offer support to couples.
I attended UNC-Charlotte where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Business
Management and Marketing. I worked in the restaurant industry for over ten years. In that time, I realized that I had been living the dreams of others; restaurant life had its perks, but one where I didn’t find fulfillment – I wanted more. It was time for me to figure out how to align my personal values with my daily work. Through self-reflection and discussions with mentors, I discovered I wanted to be a therapist because it was a beautiful combination of my desire to help others, to understand human longings, and my personal philosophy – leave the world better than you found it.
One of my main mentors is my fiancé, Lauren – will plan to marry June 2020. She is a 4th grade elementary school teacher in the Charlotte area. Her love and passion for her career shows in the work she does and the interactions she has with her students and their parents. I, too, want to have joy and genuine connections with those I work with.
As a Relationship Educator, I provide support through educational programs specifically designed for premarital couples using the PREPARE-ENRICH assessment. I integrate current research on what makes a healthy relationship, guide couples through exercises focusing on strengthening communication to improve their overall connection to one another, and open discussions for couples to learn more about what they are bringing into their marriage.
In my free time, I love all things sports! You can catch me watching the latest Carolina Panthers or Hornets games – I’m a huge Ohio State and App State football fan too! If I’m not watching sports, you’ll find a book in my hand or I’m searching on travel site for our next big adventure.