Daniel Foust


About Me

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
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 32

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180=001633 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by J.U. on Jan 06, 2019 after counseling with Daniel for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Dan is the absolute best. He is so knowledgeable on a variety of topics and creates a very open and safe environment to talk about difficult things. He has helped me so much over the past few months. i was a disaster when I first started working with him, and I can say that his support and guidance has allowed me to return to myself and feel so much better. I cannot thank him enough!

Written by S.U. on Oct 29, 2018 after counseling with Daniel for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have been working with Dan for a year, and it has been both a pleasure and very productive. We set goals and a time frame, and they have all been met early without much effort. My mental state did a total 180 from my time with him, and for that, I highly recommend him.

Written by L.A. on Oct 11, 2018 after counseling with Daniel for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

It's about results for me. I showed up with significant issues that have either been resolved now or cease to exist. I can only assume the route to this end is very individual and I'm grateful I had someone to assist me with the knowledge and skill to guide me there.

Written by T.E. on Jun 08, 2018 after counseling with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I feel like I am off to a good start with Dan. I look forward to our continued progress.

Written by R.O. on Jun 06, 2018 after counseling with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

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.

Written by M.A. on May 07, 2018 after counseling with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written by P.A. on Apr 26, 2018 after counseling with Daniel for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, and self esteem

Daniel is amazing. He totally understands the concerns I have regarding my alcohol use and understands the interplay between my emotions and the drinking.

Written by D.A. on Jan 24, 2018 after counseling with Daniel for 1 week on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

I was able to have only one session with him, but it was great. He was kind, friendly and a good listener.

Written by J.A. on Jan 19, 2018 after counseling with Daniel for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions

He is awesome. He respects your feelings and thought and provides a very supportive way to address the solution.

Written by W.A. on Dec 14, 2017 after counseling with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by A.R. on Dec 11, 2017 after counseling with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

When in doubt, talk to Dan.

Written by S.H. on Oct 30, 2017 after counseling with Daniel for 3 weeks

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.