Dr. Dan Feaster

Dr. Dan Feaster, D.Min., MSW, LCSW, SAC

Professional Background

Dr. Dan Feaster is the Executive Director, and Psychotherapist. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) & Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC), and an ordained ELCA Lutheran minister.

Dan graduated from St. Louis University with his Master of Social Work (MSW) in 1983. He graduated from Lutheran School of Theology Chicago with his Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling in 1997.
Dan Feaster also teaches a Rebuilding-Divorce class for individuals going through a divorce, and a relationship class for individuals or couples dating or interested in dating.

Additional Training

Dan is certified to administer the Prepare-Enrich Relationship Inventory: a tool utilized to strengthen a couple's relationship, certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing): a Technique used to Help those Dealing with Trauma, and is trained in Executive Coaching. Dan has also completed our specialized training to integrate one's own faith into the therapy process. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Dan is a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) and completed part of his training through UW-Madison.

Areas of Focus

Dan's therapeutic approaches may include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Work, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in working with:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pre-Marriage Counseling
  • Marriage Enrichment & Divorce Prevention
  • Separation & Divorce Adjustment
  • Career Issues
  • Faith Issues
  • Clergy Issues
  • Divorce/Blended Family Issues
  • Gay/Lesbian Issues
  • Gambling Addictions
  • Cults or Gangs Involvement

Dan works with Couples, Children (8+), Adolescents (Ages 13-17), Adults (Ages 18+), and Senior Adults (Ages 60+) including individuals with disabilities.

Outside of Work

Dan has studied martial arts for many years and holds a third degree black belt. He also teaches the self-defense class at the Samaritan Counseling Center. Dan enjoys being a part-time magician and performing magic for others. Dan loves music and enjoys playing the guitar, playing tennis, and spending time with his family of four adult children and their spouses.