Dana Nygaard, MA, LPC
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
Dana Nygaard is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private office in Plano, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Secondary Education from the University of North Texas and her Master of Art in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She is a professional member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association and proudly serves the Diocese of Dallas as a Marriage Readiness Assessor.
Dana's approach to counseling is unique in that it balances proven psychotherapy techniques with authentic Catholic spirituality. The result is that her clients often experience rapid healing; quickly developing useful coping skills, positive communication techniques, find the courage to set boundaries and discover healthy perspectives to navigate the challenges of daily life.
Mrs. Nygaard has completed Level I Training in Gottman™ Method Couples Therapy, and uses the Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work.
Dana and her husband, David, are the creators and facilitators of Cana Marriage Retreats. Cana Marriage Retreats form couples to live out a deeper level of loving intimacy through faithful understanding of what it means to live a valid and sacramental marriage through experiential exercises.
Holy Spirit 101 graduate
Diocesan Engaged Marriage Preparation Process Training (Family Life Department - Diocese of Dallas, TX)
Certified Presenter of Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
Enhancing Patient Centered Reproductive Care: Understanding and Addressing Unmet Ethical and Clinical Concerns
Learning, Educating & Networking to Serve & Engage Survivors
Couples Therapy Bootcamp: Merging Modalities
Shaking the Blues: Treating Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Child Parent Relationship Therapy
Wounded Healer to Worthy Helper
Handling Meltdowns of Older Students and Adults
Process Addiction Part 1: What is it and How to Identify it
Love and Logic
Trauma Training Program at Timberlawn Hospital
Kids in Court
The Assertive Person: Getting What You Need and Want Respectfully
Get a Grip on Your Anger: Transforming Anger into Passion
Darkness to Light
Borderline Personality Disorders with DBT Techniques
Dallas Ministry Conference, “From Crisis to Cana - Caring for the Mission of Marriage”
Teach4Life: “Talking About the Hard Topics”