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Articles by Daniel Fishburn, LCSW, LCAS, MAC

Executive Director/CEO

Daniel Fishburn 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 practices, nature adventure, and volunteer service in the Asheville community.  Daniels serves on the Board of Directors of Refuge Recovery International and turns to his personal experience of recovery to inspire others in their own.

Unplugging at SUWS

From gaming addiction to simply spending too much time viewing screens, it is becoming clear that all of us, especially teens, are becoming overly immersed in technology. Research shows that the consequences of tech overload can include deficits in the development of fine motor skills, significant sleep disturbance, delayed social skill development, and exposure to … Read More