Professional Experience and Training
Dan is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Georgia (PSY 3621) and Illinois (071.008871); he also is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Illinois (180.009373) and is nationally board certified in counseling (NBCC: 81679).
Currently, Dan is the Director of Counseling Services at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL, just southwest of Chicago. He also holds an academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Psychology at the college. He has taught a number of graduate-level psychology and counseling courses, which include Personal and Spiritual Life of the Counselor, Hermeneutics, Integrative Theology, Theodicy and Trauma Counseling, Addictions Counseling, Assessment and Evaluation in Counseling, Group Counseling, Theories and Methods of Counseling, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Practicum, Internship, and Pastoral Counseling: Interpersonal Skills.
Dan earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, he holds a M.A. in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. Dan completed his undergraduate work at Moody Bible Institute, where he studied music and theology. Prior to entering the field of mental health, he served in general pastoral and worship-leading roles in vocational church ministry. From this context he pursued training in counseling and psychology to better encourage and care for those who struggle through life's greatest challenges and deepest sorrows.
Prior to joining the administrative and academic teams at Trinity Christian College, Dan was a core faculty member for three years at Richmont Graduate University (RGU) in Atlanta, GA. Previous to teaching at Richmont, he worked full-time in psychological private practice at Ebenezer Counseling Services in Knoxville, TN for eight years. Preceding that post, he was the Director of the Geneva Counseling Center and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at Geneva College, where he provided supervision and taught graduate-level courses in counseling. Dan is a professional member of the American Psychological Association. Dan is also an active member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, formerly serving as the President of the Southeastern regional board. He has provided continuing education workshops to other mental health professionals on topics such as the development of virtue in the psychotherapy process, conducting couples therapy, and the legal and ethical guidelines that govern the practice of psychology in the state of TN.
On a More Personal Note
Dan was born and reared in the state of FL. He has been married to his wife, Robin, since 1990, with whom he gladly shares the ups and downs of the human journey. They have four active children spanning the seasons of middle school through high school and a mischievous long-haired miniature dachshund named Shotzy. Like many young families, they stay busy commuting to a variety of extracurricular activities, such as dance, sports, music lessons, and the like. They enjoy family outings, camping, dining out, and projects around the house. Dan and his family are active in their church community, and Dan himself enjoys do-it-yourself home improvement projects, reading, singing, and composing or arranging music as his time permits.