Daniel Marston, PhD, ABPP

Daniel C. Marston, PhD, ABPP


Psychologist License, State Of PA: PS006893L
Psychologist License, State of OH: P.08283
ABPP Certification Number: 6623

Professional Organizations/Associations

  • American Board Of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
  • American Board Of Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology (ABBCP), Board of Directors, member
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Fellow
  • Ohio Psychological Association

Area of Focus:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy for all psychological disorders
  • Incorporating values into important life decisions
  • Treatment of mood disorders that include clinical depression and bipolar disorder
  • Trauma-informed psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapeutic interventions for neurodivergent disorders, including ADHD and autism
  • Psychological understanding of criminal and antisocial behaviors
  • Relationship issues involving individuals with psychological disorders


Psychiatry residency and fellowship – Medical College of Wisconsin
M.D., University of Michigan
B.S., University of Notre Dame

Daniel’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

Dr. Daniel Marston is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of professional experience. He holds psychologist licenses in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. He is a specialist in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and is board-certified in this area by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He has also served on the Board of Directors for that specialty board. Dr. Marston received both his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, a graduate school accredited by the American Psychological Association (considered the highest level of accreditation for such graduate programs).

In addition to his extensive clinical work, Dr. Marston maintains a firm grounding in psychological science. This is consistent with his view that “psychotherapy without science is just talk”. His work emphasizes the importance of having firm scientific support for psychotherapeutic interventions and the importance of combining solid clinical skills with empirical foundations. Dr. Marston has been an adjunct professor in the Liberty University graduate school for over ten years where he teaches both counseling and statistics courses. Prior to this, he was an adjunct professor at Chatham University in Pittsburgh for over ten years where he also taught counseling and statistics courses.

Dr. Marston has authored two clinical books on the application of scientific findings to clinical work. His first book Comparative Psychology for Clinical Psychologists and Therapists addressed the incorporation of behavioral research across species to clinical work, and was co-authored with noted comparative psychologist Dr. Terry Maple. Following publication of that book, Dr. Marston started the blog “Comparatively Speaking”, which further addresses the application of cross-species behavioral research to understanding human psychology problems, on the “Psychology Today” website. He has also published academic articles on the intersection of academic behavioral research and clinical psychotherapy in journals such as “The International Journal Of Comparative Psychology” and “Directions in Psychiatry”.

Dr. Marston’s second book addresses clinical interventions used for helping teenagers and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and similar disorders related to social and communication problems. This book, entitled Autism and Independence, showcases Dr. Marston’s expertise in both cognitive-behavioral interventions and neurobehavioral aspects of psychological disorders. This expertise has led to him helping many individuals with disorders that include Autism, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and Substance Use Disorders. He has not only provided clinical work helping individuals with these conditions, but has also spoken extensively throughout the United States on these topics. He presented on the topic “High-Functioning Autism” to professionals throughout twelve states to address practical ways that cognitive-behavior therapy can be used to help teenagers and adults with this condition.

In addition to academic papers and presentations, Dr. Marston has also published in and been interviewed for other publications. He had an article published on helping patients be honest in psychotherapy for “Psychology Today” magazine, and has been quoted as an expert in another article for the same magazine. He also has been quoted as an expert for the “Martha Stewart” website and in the magazine “Business Insider”. Dr. Marston has written book reviews specifically on books related to clinical psychology for “Choice Reviews”, a prominent book review site for books used by colleges and universities, and for “PsychCritiques”, a journal dedicated to academic book reviews published by the American Psychological Association. He presently is a Fellow in the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and a Member of the Ohio Psychological Association, along with his membership and certification in the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Board of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology.

Other Publications

  • Psychology Today
  • Psychotherapy.net
  • Autism Notebook
  • National Association Of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities website
  • Autism Society Of America website
  • The Behavioral Neuroscientist And Comparative Psychologist online publication
  • SES Indicator (online publication addressing poverty issues)
  • Marston, D. (2019). Autism & Independence: Assessments & Interventions to Prepare Teens for Adult Life. PESI Publishing & Media: Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  • Marston, D & Maple, T. (2016). Comparative Psychology for Clinical Psychologists & Therapists: What Studying Animal Behavior Can Tell Us About Human Psychology. Jessica Kingsley & Company Publishers: London.
  • Marston, D. (2015). Behavioral Assessment & Vocational Training Programs for Individuals with Intellectual Disability. Way Leads to Way: Paths to Employment for People with Intellectual Disability. American Association for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Publishers.
  • Marston, D. (2009). Modern School Movement. In H.L. Furey’s (Ed.) Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 345: American Radical and Reform Writers. Gale Cengage Learning: Farmington Hills, MI.
  • Marston, D. (2007). Psychiatry. In C. Rider’s (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution. Greenwood Press: Westwood, CT.