Daran Shipman

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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Daran Shipman, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Syracuse
(315) 679-5388

Daran Shipman

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT


530 Oak Street
Syracuse, New York 13203
(315) 679-5388

Finding an affirmative therapist can be a difficult & complex process. For many of us, living as our authentic selves can be challenging. Sometimes there are multiple barriers & difficult decisions ahead. You don’t have to navigate it all alone. Whether gender identity or sexuality is a focus of treatment or you're dealing with other unrelated things, a therapist with a solid knowledge base & understanding of your needs & background is crucial. Many clients work with me because of my expertise & years of experience, or because they prefer working with a therapist who has first-hand knowledge of trans/queer identities.

Whatever it is that brought you here, I can help you sort things through, meet your unique goals, and improve your relationship with yourself and others. Parents and youth often come to therapy together. However, you can attend therapy individually, with a partner(s), or family. I offer both in-person & online therapy.

I support/affirm adults & youth as they navigate their unique gender journey. This includes providing support letters when necessary to begin or continue a medical transition. FOR CLINICIANS: I provide online or in-person supervision, mentoring toward your supervision designation, or specialized consultations for your gender affirmative practice.


  • School: Syracuse University
  • License and State: 000902 New York


Pay By: Cash, Check
My practice is self pay only. I can provide invoices upon request for you to pursue reimbursement through your insurance company.
Email me or call (315) 679-5388 with questions.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: AAMFT
  • Member Since: 2008


530 Oak Street
Syracuse, New York 13203
(315) 679-5388
  • Transgender
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Immigration
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019
Daran Shipman, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Syracuse

Daran Shipman

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT