Daniel’s experience includes: a one year residency at VA Hospital, a one-year internship at LDS Family Services, social work intern, clinical therapist, hospice chaplain, and bereavement counselor. He holds specialized training certificates in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), 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. He is also a master trainer in Applied Suicide Intervention and Skills Training through Living Works. He has facilitated more than 15 marriage retreat weekends with Soldiers and Spouses in the Utah Army National Guard. Topics included: Mark Gungor’s Laugh your way to a better marriage, Stephen Coveys 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, and John Van Epp’s PICK for singles and Couple LINKS for committed couples.
Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from the University of Utah. Later he attended Amridge University where he earned a dual Master’s degree in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Divinity (Theological Studies) graduating Cum Laude.
Daniel grew up as the oldest boy in a family with 7 kids. He met his wife when he was 25 and they married the next year. When his best friend died from suicide in 2009, Daniel’s life altered course. Looking for his own answers and finding healing led him to the field of counseling. He has lived in Arizona, Texas, Utah, and Nevada. Currently he is 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, rebuilding his 1984 Chevy truck, fishing, basketball, mountain biking, hunting, Lego’s, and playing with their family dog Maggie, a black lab/Golden Retriever mix that just celebrated her second human year of life. 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. He and his four sons are nearing completion of all 58 The Hardy Boys mystery series.