About Me

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, social isolation, relationship issues, or just general life dissatisfaction, I can help you to get your life back on track. My online counseling approach is for anyone ready to make changes in their lives, but especially for those at a crossroads, facing a difficult challenge, or who have become frustrated realizing that past approaches no longer work.

I offer new ways for improving your resilience and reaching your goals using behavioral psychology, habit formation, and performance improvement. For some, this may involve exploring patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that get in the way, while others may benefit from a more solution-oriented approach that works to identify specific goals and how to reach them. 

Professional Background
I graduated with a Masters Degree in Counseling in 1999. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing group and individual therapy. In 2014 I shifted my approach to a Positive Psychology and Wellness Model, after realizing the limitations of symptom/illness-based approaches used in most mental health facilities. Since that time I have expanded my training and practice, drawing from several disciplines such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Positive Psychology as well as Optimize Coaching and Recovery Coaching.

Working togther we will create the changes you want to see in 5 steps:
1. Looking at where you are and where you want to be
2. Creating the motivation, optimism and vision to get what you really want
3. Exploring the possibilities, making preparations and planning for the outcomes
4. Making a commitment to change
5. Taking first steps, big or small


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC 11055 (Expires: 2024-01-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dan Kimball. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by S.H. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is wonderful. I have been working with him for over a month now and love how he listens to me. Thank you Dan!

Written by H.A. on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dan is a great therapist! He truly listens to everything I have to say and gives the best advice. I had a terrible experience with my first therapist which made me weary about therapy but he made me feel very assured that therapy does help!

Written by C.H. on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Dan has been extremely professional and helpful during a hard time in my life. I am working on self help and Dan has had great suggestions! Thanks for everything!

Written by V.E. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Kind and non-judgmental. Has practical advice and can usually talk me off the ledge lol.

Written by W.I. on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dan is insightful, thoughtful, and focuses on what's important to me and my mental health.

Written by L.E. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Working with Dan the last few months has been great, I look forward to our weekly discussions. At first I had difficulty finding a therapist who was responsive and genuinely seemed interested in helping and was close to giving up. So starting off with Dan I was very skeptical and reserved but he did not take it personally and was approachable and professional. He's helped with issues I've had for years and not only taught me how to deal with them but to improve them. I do not give a recommendation lightly but I wholeheartedly 100% recommend Mr Kimball. Instead of telling me an answer he ask questions to help me arrive to it on my own. He truly goes the extra mile to show he truly wants to help and genuinely cares. After a decade of depression and anxiety to even feel like I can believe in myself and like being me is something I thought not possible. I'm forever grateful.

Written by C.J. on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Feel comfortable talking with Dan.

Written by A.L. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

He is very kind and treated me with the upmost respect for that I am grateful.

Written by S.T. on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Dan is seriously the best therapist I’ve ever had. Every single session I come away with a better understanding of myself and my motivations, and he always suggests something actionable I can do to help me make progress in overcoming my depression and anxiety. He’s vested in my recovery and I trust him completely.

Written by M.K. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dan is an incredibly compassionate, skillful, wise, and gifted therapist. He helped me heal through a break-up. I am very grateful for him!

Written by S.A. on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Even just knowing that compassionate and patient Dan is on the other side of the screen and is there for me to talk to about whatever I need to get off my chest, has already started to help me feel a little more alive and free with my thoughts. Thank you, Dan, and thank you BetterHelp!

Written by N.I. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Dan has been an amazing support in my life!

Written by K.A. on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I greatly appreciate Dan, he provided so many amazing resources to allow me to grow and learn how to accept and appreciate a growth mindset. I highly recommend Dan!!

Written by D.A. on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Good approach to customer. Listens and responds pretty quick so one can decide what needs to be done next from his suggestions.

Written by S.O. on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, adhd, and intimacy-related issues

I was very lucky to find a therapist such as Dan Kimball. I don't really know what I was expecting going into therapy. However, Dan has helped me in ways I didn't know I needed. His knowledge, guidance and approach to the way of living is something I connect with the most. He has helped me with my overall confidence and has helped me to trust myself. I would absolutely recommend Dan Kimball.

Written by A.R. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Absolutely amazing! Truly values and takes the time to break down each and every thing. You will always be heard with Dan!

Written by C.R. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Dan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dan is a compassionate and very caring person. I was in a very bad place and he not only read through my very long manifesto texts about my life but also listened without judgement which is exactly what I needed. I'll be seeing Dan for checkups sessions on a regular basis.

Written by A.M. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Dan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Dan is really supportive and kind. I appreciate how he is kind and caring, while also encouraging health and wellness.

Written by M.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Dan is very responsive and adjusts therapy in increments so that it's easier to tackle problems.

Written by K.I. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Dan for 3 years and 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Great!

Written by C.L. on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Dan for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dan is a thoughtful, compassionate and caring person. He has a lot of tools to share with his clients and is always encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to get their life back on track.

Written by G.R. on Jan 29, 2020 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Dan is a wonderful therapist. I understand that he has multiple clients but he makes sure that I am taken care of and that I have a solid understanding that he is here for me to help me uncover my true self.

Written by T.A. on Jul 10, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dan is an awesome counselor. You can tell that he puts so much thought and effort into every message he sends. He is very caring and sincere and I never felt dumb for asking him a question or bringing something up. He responds so quickly and has such great advice and methods on how to make real changes in your life. I really appreciate his help and recommend him to anyone looking for a great counselor. Thank you Dan!

Written by K.E. on Jun 21, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I wasn't able to respond to Dan in the first few weeks of having the service. He continued to reach out and offer his support and there came a day I needed him badly and he was there.

Written by D.I. on May 20, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My therapist Dan Kimball has helped me immensely. He has great resources for me and really listens to me. He’s always available and really there when I need him.

Written by M.E. on May 16, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Dan Kimball is qualified not only from an educational perspective, but he has the experience as well. His approach is evidenced based with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy. Dan is the best!

Written by D.A. on Apr 26, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dan had been extremely helpful to me! He is very understanding, listens and responds appropriately, and we've built a great rapport. I would recommend Dan to anyone who needs a compassionate and personable therapist!

Written by M.A. on Apr 18, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks

Mr. Kimball seems to be a very professional and empathetic counselor. I appreciate that he's well read, and is very pragmatic.

Written by R.Y. on Apr 17, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Dan is awesome! He works with me and pushes me to become a better person. He has had a huge positive influence on my life and I have made tremendous strides for the better in a relatively short period of time.

Written by A.M. on Apr 17, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

He’s amazing and a great listener. He’s compassionate and really great at problem solving.

Written by L.E. on Apr 14, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dan is extremely personable and easy to talk to. He has tons of empathy and knowledge. I’m glad he was assigned as my counselor and he offers many ideas to improve my coping skills.

Written by C.E. on Mar 16, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I'm very happy to say I have worked with Dan on this platform. Although I was only with Dan for a month before I had to leave for financial reasons. In that short time, Dan was successful in guiding me to identify problems and create strategies to face them. His expertise and sincerity make him an excellent counselor for anyone in need of help.

Written by R.A. on Feb 27, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

He is very respectful and helpful and gives creative insight into what I am working on and through.

Written by J.O. on Feb 13, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Dan is a fantastic person. Dan since day 1 has helped me tremendously. He listens, observes everything I say and do, all the way down to my interview responses on website articles! Word for word. I highly recommend Dan.

Written by A.A. on Jan 29, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks

Dan brings a confidence and energy that helps you feel at ease and able to disclose things that can be uncomfortable. He makes you feel safe and good about where you are at as well as pointing out specifics to bring about the desired result.

Written by A.M. on Jan 06, 2019 after therapy with Dan for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

He listens to me and asks me questions. He answers me in a timely manner, and when I say I had a bad day, he asks why and then tries to help me get through it.

Written by C.L. on Dec 19, 2018 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Although, It's only been a little over a week now, Dan Kimball has helped me tremendously and I know will continue to help me as we go along, he is very professional, understanding, has a compassionate nature and is non judgmental and always has a quick response time and I'm grateful that betterhelp matched us up.

Written by J.O. on Dec 09, 2018 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Dan has been incredibly helpful since he first reached out, always responds and offers other ways to communicate besides chat. Dan 100% has understood what I needed help with and has opened my eyes with all the knowledge he’s offered. I’ve been very thankful for having Dan as a counselor and i highly recommend him!

Written by J.A. on Dec 07, 2018 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Dan is amazing!!! He is very kind and a great listener but also very empowering.
After 2 months of working with him I have a whole new level of skills and understanding of controlling my anxiety and thoughts. He is very communicative and supportive! Thank you Dan!

Written by C.A. on Nov 19, 2018 after therapy with Dan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

He’s been great & is there for me almost everyday. The small check ins and advice have gone a long way for me. He has had me do activities and worksheets that make me feel good & better overall. I have been with him for almost a month and it’s made a impact on me positively.

Written by J.A on Dec 23, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 5 months

Dan is fantastic!

Helpful on multiple levels. I am very grateful that he has been able to help me on multiple levels. Emotionally, systematically, mindfully, physically....

Brilliant guy!

Written by A.N on Nov 21, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Dan is the man. He reaches out when I neglect writing him. He shows compassion and concern.

Written by J. on Nov 01, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

Dan has been awesome. He's very responsive and I feel like he understands my situation. He helps me look at things from a different perspective and gives me tools to overcome my challenges. Just knowing that someone cares is huge, but he goes above and beyond that and keeps me focused on the future as well as on the steps I need to take to get there.

Written by M.I on Oct 27, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 3 weeks

Dan is great. He responds quickly, and asks good questions to identify the problem.

Written by J.E on Oct 21, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dan has been helping me through some of my toughest times to get a better understanding of my core issues and I feel great talking with him. Hope things turn around for me but I am getting a better outlook thanks to Dan.

Written by E.L on Sep 22, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

Dan is an excellent counselor. He has identified my exact issues and helped me navigate through them effectively, efficiently, and with incredible results. I highly recommend him. He's given me some excellent life skills I'll be carrying with me from here on out.

Written by L.Y on Sep 20, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Dan has been great. He is great at giving applicable and practical advice as well as tools to learn from and to help apply what he has recommended. He has been a great help, personally and with some business too.

Written by A.M on Sep 10, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dan has been great at checking in on me and responding quickly. I would highly recommend him!

Written by M.A on Aug 04, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I've been work with Dan for a couple weeks and I have a lot of great things to say about him, but the two things that really stand out about him compared to other counselors: 1. He responds very quickly. 2. He refers me to existing resources that are relevant to my issues. (Thanks again Dan!)

Written by G.A on Jul 15, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dan is very positive and supportive, and it's clear that he cares about the people he's helping. He's also very oriented towards results, and knows how to get them rather well.

Written by G.E on Jun 26, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

I was only with Dan for a short time before I had to leave for financial reasons. In that short time, Dan was immediately responsive and seemed genuinely concerned for my well-being and progress. I know he will be an excellent counselor for those in need.

Written by C.A on Jun 19, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Dan has been a great coach! I can highly recommend him for guidance in the area of effective and healthy communication. He has been helping me navigate my relationship with my teen niece. He helped me see that her behaviors are passive-aggressive and coached me to model assertive behavior. He's been a tether to expert knowing. He is a great listener. I feel lucky and blessed that BetterHelp.com paired me with a counselor that is perfect for my needs. Dan has helped make a potentially difficult relationship more hopeful and based in reality rather than based in fear of not knowing what to do with a defiant teen. I'm so glad I did this.

Written by K.E on May 16, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 7 months on issues concerning relationship, family, and parenting

Dan was helpful and thoughtful during our first conversation.

Written by J.E on May 12, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 1 month on issues concerning family

I am so happy I was matched with Dan. He is really helping me and is there when I need him. He's just a really good guy. I highly recommend Dan.

Written by S.H on May 10, 2016 after therapy with Dan for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, and depression

Dan is great and has a wide variety of knowledge in many different areas. He knows the best ways to communicate on the site through messages in video or audio.

Work with me!