A passionate Catholic speaker dedicated
to growing your relationship with Christ
About Dana Nygaard
A Catholic Psychotherapist grounded in Christ
Licensed Professional Counselor, speaker, and mother, Dana Nygaard is a down-to-earth, cradle Catholic with a heart for the New Evangelization. Her unique blend of proven psychotherapy techniques with authentic Catholic spirituality provides her clients and audiences with practical solutions that have life-changing effects. She began her professional work as a teacher after receiving her Bachelor of Secondary Education from the University of North Texas. Later, inspired by the desire to help individuals and married couples seeking emotional, psychological and spiritual healing from a Catholic psychological perspective, she earned her counseling degree from Dallas Baptist University.
She describes her approach to Catholic Psychotherapy as “grounded in the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas that grace perfects and builds on nature. God transforms, repairs and strengthens our humanity.” Dana’s wisdom and therapy techniques concentrate on re-integrating the whole person as a physical, rational, emotional and spiritual being in order to grow in holiness and relationship with God. Dana resides in Plano, TX with her husband, David.
As a cognitive-behavioral therapist with a focus in attachment theory, Dana Nygaard's goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques in line with the rich teachings of the Catholic faith, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your presentation. This session was truly needed in our marriage. We have been to counseling for 3 ½ years of our 7 year marriage. I feel this session has made the most difference and understanding. While we still have more work to do I wanted to say that your attitude, faith and knowledge was a huge factor in wanting to continue on. We have reached a critical point in our marriage and this was much needed. Our issues have sadly begun to affect our children, and the tools given today have been extremely helpful.