I am an ordained pastor (Elder) in the United Methodist Church with a degree (MDiv) from United Theological Seminary. I am also a Licensed Individual Social Worker with a degree (MSW) from The Ohio State University. My work with individuals, couples and families goes back 43 years to 1977 and includes hundreds of hours meeting with clients in offices, homes, schools, and churches over the decades. My clinical orientation is eclectic with a specialty in Narrative and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies. I work to identify God-given strengths as needed to deal with the inevitable human weaknesses we all have. My work in counseling relationships is always strength-based and solution-focused. My pastoral theology is aimed at the application of biblical principles in relation to universal human issues, any of which can private our most personal of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. As a Jesus follower, I strive to apply the same healing solutions he developed in his brief but spectacular ministry.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LICSW #I 1618 (Expires: 2022-06-20)
Rev Held has been so kind and understanding. He allows me to get my feelings and thoughts out without ever interrupting. He has my full confidence.
I appreciated my time with Rev. He has tons of experience & helped me see things from a different perspective. He helped me to work on goal setting & trying to find my voice.
This was my first experience with faithful counseling and with video counseling in general. Dan was great to work with and very helpful. Dan has a lot of experience and I am very thankful for the wisdom he shared with my wife and I. He was very quick to respond when I reached out and was very accommodating with our schedule. I’m very thankful for his insight and his biblical wisdom. After each video session he would send a write up of what we discussed and next steps moving forward. This was super helpful to be able to read over during the week between sessions and to be able to think over those things at my own pace. It was a very helpful counseling experience. Thank you Dan.