Dan's seen just about everything there is to see as an LPC. His vast experience and down-to-earth demeanor makes him a strong choice as a counselor.
Dan is a Licensed Professional Counselor as recognized by the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. He holds a Master of Education, Counseling degree from the University of Houston. He is a certified Prepare/Enrich marriage facilitator, has pursued additional education in Sexual Addiction Therapy, and has spent time training for Step Family Therapy with several of the leading researchers in the nation. He is an active member of the American Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, and Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Dan is a therapist, speaker, founder and owner of REID Counseling Group PLLC.
Dan is known for his work with couples, whether in first marriages or re-married in step-families, and recognizes the complex issues these relationships may present. Working often with these dynamics, Dan has the ability to communicate difficult concepts in easy to understand precepts and principles. This works well with marriages in crisis providing clear insight, appropriate options, and a vision that encourages forward momentum.
His training, study, and life experience has enabled Dan to become an expert in step-family dynamics. The divorce statistics for second marriages, especially complex families where both bring biological children to the new marriage, have over 70% failure rate. Dan’s passion is to see couples beat these odds by recognizing the uniqueness of the step-family system and then retraining to handle the expectations, conflict, and ambiguity inherent in these difficult, multilayered families.
Prior to licensure, Dan worked 16 years in ministry where he had the opportunity to counsel and coach couples, individuals, adolescents, families and groups. He encountered people with a variety of hurts and needs including, spiritual issues and direction, substance abuse, sexual addiction, depression, anxiety, grief management, and relationship centered issues. He received his professional license in 2008. Dan has spent nearly 20 years working directly with people of all ages, and in all stages of life, providing insight, guidance, and hope.