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Derek Daanen

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2024
Years of Experience: 9

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - B.S. Psychology

Marquette University - M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Court-Ordered Therapy
  • Cultural Issues
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Technology Addiction
  • Work Issues

More About Derek Daanen

Clinical Interests:

I have received my Master’s Degree from Marquette University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My training during school involved inpatient hospital work for about 2 years. My most recent experience has been in various adult day treatment programs for the past 7 years; this involved both individual sessions and group sessions multiple days a week with the same client (PHP and IOP programs). I have had advanced training in addressing OCD and related anxieties, Trauma Counseling, Depression, Emotional Dysregulation and Interpersonal Conflict needs.

Clinical Approach:

Given my advanced training in DBT, Behavioral Activation, Exposure & Response Prevention, and Prolonged Exposure, I tend to use a few different approaches depending on what would be most effective for the expressed concerns. A common theme with my approaches is discussing how individualized emotions, behaviors and thoughts all impact each other and one’s environment/support system. I want to help my clients gain tools and insights so they can engage in life in a meaningful and values orientated path.


I would say some of my hobbies depend upon the seasons. In the summer months I enjoy being outside; boating and being on the water is certainly enjoyable for me. I also enjoy downhill/alpine skiing in the winter months.

Clinic Contact Info

Greenfield Clinic

4131 W Loomis Road, Suite 120
Greenfield, Wisconsin 53221

(414) 424-2445

Woodbury Clinic

1811 Weir Drive, Suite 270
Woodbury, MN 55125

(651) 714-9646