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Daniel Pak | LPC

People commonly say life is a journey full of ups and downs. At moments it leaves us lost, trapped, or in pain. In our deeper valleys, we can feel ashamed, angry, hopeless, or isolated. Sometimes we do not even know what we feel other than that we are simply overwhelmed. Sadly, we do not always have the help or the resources to get through these downs due to various circumstances in our life. Therapy is not a fix-all solution to our problems, but it can be the catalyst to taking steps out of what can feel like a bottomless pit. It can be the change that will open up paths that we did not even realize were there or take on paths that we believed were too difficult for us to traverse. I hope that I can be a steadfast presence for support through whatever you are experiencing and help you find your path through the darkest of valleys.

First and foremost, I am focused on creating a space where you feel heard and understood. A place where you can come without feeling judged and be who you are. I strive to make this a foundation for our client-therapist relationship. From there, I am committed to finding a therapeutic approach that best fits you and helps you experience the most growth. I value a person-centered approach while using acceptance and commitment, emotion-focused, and cognitive-behavioral frameworks. I also look for ways to incorporate elements of experiential therapies whenever possible to provide another powerful avenue of expression.

If you are looking for help in navigating through life’s struggles, please do not hesitate to call and see if this is the right place for you! We can work on making this a critical step toward finding healing, growth, and peace.

Academic Background
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wheaton College Graduate School, IL

B.S. in Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Daniel’s Areas of Specialty

Couples & Marriage

Generalized & Social Anxiety

Media & Video Game Misuse Problems

Anger Management

College & Young Adults

Sexuality, Sex Therapy, & Pornography

 

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Articles by Daniel

Problem Solving With Anxiety

What Exactly Is Anxiety? Anxiety is a helpful reaction that signals to us that something wrong and that we may be in danger. It tells us when we need to be alert and focused so that we can be prepared and survive. Unfortunately, anxiety can transform into an...

When Faced With Unemployment

if you've recently changed vocations or suprisingly become unemployed, you'll know that unemployment is an unpredictable experience. Our careers and jobs are an important source of income and financial stability, but they’re also a significant part of our social and...

Welcoming the New Year

2019 is coming around the corner and it can be an exciting or anxiety provoking thought! Many of us will be reflecting back on good and/or painful memories from this past year and it can definitely set the tone for the upcoming year, especially with New Year’s...