Endorsements for Dan's counselling
Received Aug., 2015 – “ Hello Dan, I have been speaking to xxxx about his appointments and the reasons why we brought him to you in the first place. He brought up to me that he and I talk more and he listens better since he started going to you, and agrees that his and my relationship is much better, and he said that he doesn't think he needs to see you every second week anymore... However, I would like to thank you for all your help and I am grateful for the blossoming relationship I now have with my son. I would like to ask, however, if he feels he might like to talk to you, that we could still come in if you have an opening. Again thank you for everything, and I look forward to hearing back from you.”(Printed with permission).
Received Aug., 2015 – “Working with Dan was an incredible experience. He had an amazing ability to pick up on what I was feeling and then put me at ease with words of encouragement and empathy before I even said anything. He was so easy to talk to and I never once felt judged, much like talking with a good friend. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
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Marriage, Relationship and Family Counselling – Dan has had much success in restoring marriages, relationships and families! For marriages and relationships, he has developed a very effective Brief Solution Focused Therapy that generally makes a significant difference within 6 sessions. Dan also utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples Therapy and Family Systems Therapy in his work with couples and families. Dan is also able to draw upon over 40 years experience of being happily married to the same woman. He has learned much that he can impart to struggling couples. It gives Dan great satisfaction to help couples save their marriage or relationship!
Pre–marriage Counselling – Couples can legally get married without any prior preparation and, once married, begin to realize that there are many potential barriers to the success of their marriage, and that there are many differing opinions on quite a variety of subjects. Dan strongly recommends laying a strong foundation for a successful marriage before the date of the marriage or union. He uses an eleven session program which helps the couple to prepare in advance for a long and happy future relationship! Many couples feel that this is the best investment that they could have made into their marriage! As the old adage says so correctly, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”
Children – Dan worked for 6 years as an elementary school counsellor with the Abbotsford School District. During that time, he worked with 450 children with a wide variety of needs which included: separation anxiety, grief/loss issues, depression, ADHD, ADD, victimization, anger management, self– esteem issues, behaviour management, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, anxiety, suicidal ideation, conflict resolution, and autism. He also organized Peer Mediator and Bully Proofing programs.
Adolescents – Besides being a foster parent to over 40 high needs youth in his own home for 20 years, Dan has also provided support services, for over 8 years, to many high needs youth for the Ministry for Children and Family Development in various communities throughout B.C. Besides the issues listed above for children, additional areas worked on with youth have included: criminal justice involvement, FAS, eating disorders, self–mutilation, and employment preparation.
Counselling Individuals – Dan has worked with a variety of needs which have included: depression, anxiety, stress management, self–esteem, anger management, suicidal ideation, addictions, eating disorders, abuse, grief/loss, victimization, brain injury, and employment preparation.
Addictions – Besides working for 20 years with high needs teenage foster children, many of whom were suffering from various addictions, Dan has also worked with a prison population in a maximum security prison (North Fraser Pretrial Centre), where the majority of inmates were dealing with some form of addiction or drug involvement, in addition to many personal, emotional and psychological issues.
The counselling fee – is $110.00 for a one hour session for individual sessions, and $120.00 for a couple. Check with your Benefits Plan to see what your insurance includes. You will be provided a receipt after each session which you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement, if eligible. A sliding scale fee schedule may be applied for those of limited income to also enable them to take advantage of the help that they need. (To be eligible, verification will need to be made by way of the previous year's tax return.)
Introductory Offer – $30 off the first session, if quoting this code – C1H4R1 – If client is on an extended health plan, the reduced fee will be applied after eligible benefits have been used up.