Clients quickly discover Dan’s casual, comfortable presence in therapy. He passionately embraces a strengths-based, person-centered approach in a safe and supporting therapeutic environment. Dan emphasizes hope and healing within a positive psychology framework while recognizing environmental, social, and cultural factors in overall health and wellbeing.
Dan’s clinical experience spans more than six years providing counseling in such areas as marital and family therapy, childhood and adolescent trauma, men’s issues, aging populations, and working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
Dan is dedicated to helping couples build longevity in their marriage with exploration of meaningful relationship and life goals. Dan is also committed to guiding couples to heal from marital strife surrounding such issues as infidelity, financial difficulties, work, in-laws, etc. Dan is especially keen on working with blended families to better integrate them in a healthy, peaceful home environment.
Dan serves adolescents and adults who are challenged by anxiety, depression, grief and loss, behavioral issues, marital issues, anger management, and physical and sexual abuse. Dan has clinical experience addressing trauma and has been trained and certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT).
Dan also has experience working with persons who are twice exceptional (2e) meaning that they are gifted intellectually, musically, artistically, and also have a learning disability or neurodevelopmental concerns such as ADHD or autism. Dan has enjoyed working with several 2e adolescents and adults and hopes to continue to serve this gifted group of individuals.
In 2014, Dan received his first Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. In early 2018, Dan obtained his second Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dan has been educated and trained in psychodynamic principles meaning that he is able to help clients explore early and meaningful interpersonal relationships and how those relationships continue to impact current ones. Additionally, he is most pleased to help clients discover and replace automatic defensive strategies that may be maladaptive. As a mindfulness based counselor, Dan incorporates mindfulness strategies to help clients be more present, centered, self-aware, and focused on growth and healing.