His educational background includes a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Masters of Arts in Ministry and Leadership- Chaplaincy Specialization. Dan earned both degrees from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He also earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Human Development from Washington State University in Vancouver.
Dan has been practicing for over five years and has extensive experience working with families involved in the justice system who are dealing with addictions, abuse, building relationships, and reunification. He has worked with individual clients regarding depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. And he has worked with couples dealing with addictions, conflict, and communication issues.
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In addition to his clinical experience, Dan has served as a hospital chaplain, experience doing youth and college ministry, and has done pastoral counseling. He plans to continue writing and hopes to begin a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience in the near future.
In his free time, Dan loves to hike, see movies with his wife, and play with his daughters.