Dan Rizzardini

Dan Rizzardini, MSCP, MBA, LPC

Dan is a licensed clinical psychologist, having earned his Master of Science from Benedictine University.  He has an MBA from Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Wabash College. Dan has worked in private practice, in a hospital out-patient setting, and in a publicly funded agency.  Dan is enthusiastic about assisting people achieve balanced and healthy lives.  He believes everyone has inherent strengths and the tenacity to produce positive changes at any stage in their lives. Dan’s experience includes working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-harm, individual trauma, mood disorders, career counseling, domestic violence, and adolescent angst. Dan collaborates with people using a variety of styles that may include Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  Dan believes in careful listening and the inherent strength of the human spirit.

 

“I believe in meeting people where they are, accepting them and giving them a place to be heard, understood, and respected. I am not out to fix people; rather to help them to find their own paths to happiness.”

 

As a parent of two grown children, Dan has survived the challenges of child development, a parent’s hopes and worries, and the unescapable pain and joy accompanying the journey. Dan understands that parenthood is the adventure of a lifetime. He has twenty years of experience, working in corporate settings, is past president of an Early Childhood Education company, and has served on numerous boards. He is certified in domestic violence and has worked with children and families for over twenty years.  In addition, Dan has worked with executives regarding career challenges, older adults on retirement, and “what’s next” issues.  He is also experienced leading education and discovery groups, enabling people to benefit from shared experience.