Daniel holds advanced degrees in Marriage & Family Therapy and Divinity. He has broad experience including hospice chaplain, bereavement counselor, social work intern, behavioral health, and the Army Chaplain Corps. Formal internships include: Provo Veterans Center, Salt Lake Behavioral Health, and LDS Family Services.
He holds specialized training certificates in Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dr. David Burns T.E.A.M. model for high-speed treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma disorders, and Master Resilience Trainer from a joint partnership with the United States Army and the University of Pennsylvania.
As a resident of Santa Clara, UT, he and his wife are the parents of four sons under the age of 11. They enjoy hiking, baseball, camping, fishing, basketball, mountain biking, hunting, Lego’s, and playing with their family dog Maggie, a 3 year-old black lab/Golden Retreiver mix. Daniel has completed the St. George marathon 7 times, is a teetotaler, enjoys Bernard Cornwell novels, Jack Reacher books, Greek philosophy, cultural myths from around the world, and loves to relax on long drives listening to Chris Ledoux.
After the suicide of his best friend nearly a decade ago, Daniel has committed himself to helping others find peace, heal from trauma, and create the best possible life they can. His belief is best expressed within the following 2 thoughts…
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor Frankl