Daniel Patterson is the author of The Assertive Parent (2018), a roadmap for building autonomy and resilience in teenagers; and RECOVER[edu], a communication guide for addressing mental health in schools (2020). He has spent over seventeen years in secondary education, serving as an English teacher, tennis coach, student council advisor, and high school assistant principal. Currently, he is the director of education for a therapeutic high school in Los Angeles and runs his own full-time consulting firm, Patterson Perspective Inc.
Patterson has been a featured voice on NBC News, The HuffPost, The Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Entrepreneur Magazine, Thrive Global, MSNBC, She Knows, Bustle, and elsewhere. He has been a guest expert on Fox News, TedX, My Dad Pod, The Bruce Cook Show, No Bounds Podcast, Tell Your Story, and Lasting Learning. In addition, he has been a keynote speaker at school, recovery, and parenting conferences.
Having persevered through his own struggles with mental health and addiction, Patterson spends his free time serving on the board of directors of the Imagine Foundation, an organization committed to assisting and empowering struggling young people.