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Dana Nygaard, MA, LPC

Plano Texas 75023


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Dana Nygaard, MA, LPC
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2201 Winterstone Dr
Plano, Texas, 75023
United States
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I journey with my clients in healing emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds to empower them in living the life God created for them. My counseling approach is rooted in the teachings of The Holy Catholic Church. I integrate Catholic approaches, along with secular treatments regarding difficulties connected to individuals and couples to promote self-awareness and achieve desired goals.  

My specialties are in anxiety, co-dependence, boundaries, relationships, and marriage counseling. My theoretical perspective is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a focus in Attachment Theory. I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and am currently training to be certified at Level 2. 

Additionally, my knowledge of moral theology matters related to Catholic beliefs of marriage, annulment, divorce, and parenting are a vital part of my counseling style. 

Counseling sessions are confidential, compassionate and directed towards your unique needs and goals. Please contact me if you need therapeutic support to move forward onto a healthy path.

Be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10

Practice Info

Licensed Professional Counselor - Texas
Member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association
Marriage Readiness Assessor of Diocese of Dallas
Creator & Facilitator of Cana Marriage Retreats

Independent Coursework:
- Gifted and Talented Nature and Needs
- The Assertive Person: Getting What You Need and Want Respectfully
- Get A Grip On Your Anger: Transforming Anger into Passion
- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
- International Baccalaureate North America

I am happily married to David and blessed with an adult son, Cole. I dedicate my work in counseling to the Divine Mercy of Jesus through consecration to Our Blessed Mother.
Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sessions are 45 minutes
Accepted Forms of Payments
Health Savings Account/Flex Spending Account
Credit Card
Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
Master of Art in Counseling - Dallas Baptist University
Bachelors of Secondary Education - University of North Texas
Lifetime Certificate in Psychology and Sociology
Neurobiology of Trauma and the need for Body Based Therapies
Dr. Charles Fay: Teacher and Parent Strategies that Make All Other Programs Work Better
Juvenile Cases in Collin County
Understanding Adult Sex Offenders
Psychology of Excellence: The Science of Motivation
Process Addiction Part 1: What is it and How to Identify it
Soul of Shame workshop
Couples Therapy Bootcamp: Merging Modalities
Learning, Educating, & Networking to Serve & Engage Survivors
Shaking the Blues/Treating Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Community Disasters: Trauma-Informed Interventions for Mental Health Professionals
Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm, A Research-Based Approach (Gottman Method)
The Neurobiology of Trauma and the Need for Body Based Therapies
Legal & Licensing Issues: What every therapist should know
Instinctual Role Parts of the ANS: A Psychodramatic Exploration
Prevention of Vicarious Trauma Through Visual Journaling
Therapeutic Art Interventions for Non-Art Therapists
Write to Thrive
Art Therapy Experiential
Sounds Like Healing
Mobilizing the Unspeakable: Healing Trauma Through Dance/Movement
What licenses do you currently hold?:
Licensed Professional Counselor - Texas
Are you in private practice?:
Are you available to provide supervision services?:
Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
Telephone/Video counseling:
Please list all languages that you speak:
I treat the following:
Individuals Married Couples Anxiety Disorders Post Abortion Syndrome
Other Specialties:
Boundaries, Co-dependence, Self-Esteem, Dating, Narcissism
I use the following methods:
Prayer Behavior Techniques Cognitive Techniques Other
Please describe other treatment methods
Attachment Theory
Level 1 trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Are You A Practicing Catholic?

More About Dana Nygaard, MA, LPC

Cana Marriage Retreats

  A toolkit for a loving, Catholic marriage   

Cana Communication 

Retreat is a journey where married couples grow in intimacy
through proven communication techniques and solid Catholic marriage theology.

Cana Communication retreat is an experiential event designed to bring couples to a deeper level of intimacy.
Throughout the two-day retreat the participants find themselves by learning to give of themselves,
and flourish in relationships of love to each other and to God.

Cana Commandments

This one-day retreat is to learn how to live the sacramental mission of marriage.

At a Cana Commandments retreat, couples discover how God’s gift of the Ten Commandments,
not only applies to their individual lives but to their marriage as well.
The retreat is designed to open hearts and minds regarding their approach to their marital union.

This one-day marriage enrichment retreat is created to deepen the marital bond.
Couples grow in holiness, charity and humility by focusing on their marriage from the perspective
of each spouse’s individual culpability and responsibility.

Find More Information or Register here: Cana Marriage Retreats

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