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Our team of experienced psychologists, marriage and family therapists, counselors, social workers, and licensed alcohol and drug counselors will help you find the solution you need to move forward in hope.
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Our Staff

Our experienced team will help you find the solution you need to move forward in hope.

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Dan Bannister | MA, MSW, LICSW

Location: Chaska
Focus: Adults of all ages

Dan Bannister is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with twenty-five years of experience working primarily with adults, as well as with children and adolescents.  He received his Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Illinois and his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa.  He uses a strengths-based, Christian cognitive-behavioral approach, and works with individuals, couples, families, and groups.  His clinical interests include marital counseling, anger management, depression, anxiety and panic, divorce recovery, grief and loss, stress management, abuse and domestic violence, and chronic illness.  As a result of his own life experience, Dan possesses a special interest in, and heart for strengthening, maintaining, and preserving marriages.  He has also received additional training in biblical counseling.

Clinical Interests

Dan's Areas of Expertise

  • Addictions, non-chemical
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Affective Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavior Modification
  • Blended Families
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse (active)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Chronic Pain and Illness
  • Clergy Abuse
  • Co-dependence
  • Co-morbidity
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Communication Skills
  • Couples
  • Crisis Services
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce/Separation Issues
  • Domestic Violence Issues
  • Dual Diagnosis-Substance Abuse & Mental Health
  • Employee Assistance Professional (EAP)
  • Family Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief Counseling
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Marital Conflict
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Medical Stress/Behavioral Medicine/Health Issues
  • Men’s Issues
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical  Abuse/Violence
  • Police Issues
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenic Disorders
  • Self Injury
  • Senior Mental Health Services
  • Serious and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Severe Emotional Disturbance
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual/Physical Abuse/Violence
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexual Issues
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Substance Abuse (active)
  • Terminal Illness/Death and Dying
  • Trauma

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