If you make the decision to contact me, you will know that you are working with a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, with over 30 years of helping clients to clarify and make the changes they desire. My broad-based background includes work with individuals, couples, and families in many settings, including hospital-based treatment, public opioid programs, workplace-based employee assistance, and private practice.
Clients who have contacted me for help have issues that are as varied as being an employee with workplace issues, individuals who may have conflict in a relationship or concerns about a family member with substance use or mental health challenges. Clients may have issues in recovery and need additional support to remain abstinent. Many clients have difficulty with changes, grief and loss issues, and major life transitions. Some examples of symptoms that clients often experience are anxiety, depression or substance use.
Your individual issues and needs guide the approach to therapy. The journey involves a collaborative effort, with the goal of changing a narrative about your life that you may have decided to change. We would be working together to achieve the outcome that you want by utilizing evidence-based, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness techniques. Work begins where you are currently and focuses on clarifying and achieving your goals. I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar
LCPC #180=001633 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
He has been extremely professional and so very successful in improving the overwhelming issues I showed up with. The process is certainly my own but the assistance in discovery and application have been so valuable to the outcome.
I feel like I am off to a good start with Dan. I look forward to our continued progress.
Dan is a great listener and knows to make the right points and ask good questions when doubts arise. He is very patient and empathetic. I would recommend him for relationship counseling.
He's a great guy to chat with. I told him I was new to this and needed feedback, and that's what he gave me. Just an easy-going guy. Highly recommended.
Daniel is amazing. He totally understands the concerns I have regarding my alcohol use and understands the interplay between my emotions and the drinking.
I was able to have only one session with him, but it was great. He was kind, friendly and a good listener.
He is awesome. He respects your feelings and thought and provides a very supportive way to address the solution.
Dan is wonderful. He has a very warm personality and was a welcome presence in my life as I struggled through some of my own emotional and relationship issues. Being honest about your situations and your feelings is hard (especially for me), but I quickly became comfortable sharing these things with Dan. I realized that what I was going through was common and I should never feel guilty about my emotions. Through Dan, I was able to change my mindset in a lot of ways and it was very helpful to have someone to help me through the process.
When in doubt, talk to Dan.
I’ve been in counseling with Daniel Foust for several years for issues related to anxiety, self-esteem, and sexual assault. Recently we moved our sessions to the online forum, which conveniently allows for ease of scheduling, payments, and communication. Dan is a compassionate and knowledgeable therapist who has the professional experience to discuss complex issues and offer real-life tools and resources that, in addition to therapy sessions, have been life changing for me.The therapy interactions have been sensitive and respectful; I’ve finally found a safe place to open up and share traumatic events without feeling judged, embarrassment, and shame. The results: I have more clarity (peace of mind), I’m learning to use coping mechanism to understand and deal with emotional “triggers,” I’m believing in myself, and I have access to a professional to whom I can go. This road I’ve taken and am taking to better mental health is not easy. It requires commitment, a lot of introspection, honesty, and, of course, a good counselor. You’ll find that counselor in Dan.
Ive been working with Dan for a few weeks, and I can already tell that he is one of the best mental health professionals I've ever had. He makes me feel heard and respected, and I really feel like he is invested in my journey to improvement. I feel better that I am not alone on this road. I also appreciate that he asked me what worked/didn't work with previous counselors so he can adapt his approach for my maximum results. The progress I have made these past few weeks would have taken me months with my previous counselors. I am glad I chose to get help through BetterHelp and that I was matched with him.