Dan views therapy through an attachment-based and emotion-focused lens. The process of getting curious within our personal narratives and relational connections tends to illuminate our internal tension, fears, and anxieties. Such internal struggles may contribute to feeling “stuck” or “flooded” even in the midst of having prior knowledge or insight regarding the challenge.
In therapy we work together to understand the challenges and how they feel really big in the moment. We strive to get to know the stories and self-criticisms that go on in our heads around our personal struggles. We attempt to care for the vulnerable parts of ourselves and heal painful experiences, whether in the present, from the past, or fears and anxieties about the future. This process can occur both in talk and play.
Dan utilizes Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Interpersonal Processing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and interventions based on Theraplay® principles to assist clients in working through challenging emotions and experiences, building self-awareness and insight, and trying out new ways of engaging and connecting relationally.
In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and planning his next exciting adventure in the outdoors.
Dan is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has been with Hope & Healing since May of 2019. Dan has worked in the mental health field since 2008 with experience in outpatient, day treatment, residential, and wilderness treatment settings. He graduated from Westminster College with his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.