Nathan Dean

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Nathan Dean, MA, LLC, NCC

Counseling is an opportunity to explore the beautiful, but often messy experience of being human. Suffering is an unavoidable part of life, made much harder by the stories we tell ourselves about who we are. We are bombarded on all sides with messages that we are somehow less than. It is my sincere desire to create a safe space where you are genuinely accepted. A space where you can explore what you would like to change and discover new possibilities. While I draw from many psychological theories, I primarily take a humanistic approach to counseling which respects that you are your own expert.  For 20+ years I have trained and practiced mindfulness and other meditative/insight techniques which I find to be simple and effective tools for building resiliency and compassion. In counseling we will connect as equals and through our shared humanity uncover a path that allows you to move forward with greater confidence and self-love. I attained a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Central Michigan University and am a National Certified Counselor. I will use my knowledge and experience to help you select the tools and techniques that will foster the change you are seeking.