About Dan Katz

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” — Helen Keller

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Hello! I’m Dan.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #7153

I am an eternal optimist and believe strongly in the practice of training clients to empower themselves through mindfulness practices and trauma processing. My work includes coaching distress tolerance skills, emotional regulation skills, and developing self-care regimens.

Goal setting is an important component of therapy, so we work together to establish therapeutic goals that are reasonable and attainable. I regularly engage with my clients in creating a balance between sessions that follow the client’s direction and those that will need some therapist “push” to confront painful or controversial issues.

I am familiar with and frequently encourage the use of community resources, including psychiatry, support groups, personal training programs, and avenues for exercise and fun. My focus will often include working to assist clients in finding a balance between work, home, school, family, socialization, and physical health.

My wife and I have been married since 1985. We raised six children, and are currently raising one of our grandsons. I have coached numerous Little League and Jr. Giants baseball teams and also volunteer at Safe Space Winter Shelter for the homeless. I contribute to a multitude of charitable and community service organizations, exercise daily, and embrace a healthy eating lifestyle.

My Approach & Values

I worked for 24 years with children and families in the foster care and adoption systems, and have been a mental health clinician since 2007. I have experience working in both the county mental health system and with a private group therapy agency. I joined Chico Creek Counseling in 2019.

My specialized training has included Suicide Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I work best with adults, seniors, and couples of all ages and genders. Most of my clients experience Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment and Mood Disorders, BPD, Grief and Loss, PTSD, or marriage and communication issues.

My Expertise

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma
  • Marriage and Communication

My Experience

  • 24 years working in the foster care system
  • Mental health clinician since 2007
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1979

My Education

  • Bachelor’s from the University of Rochester in 1972
  • Master’s in Social Work from San Diego State University in 1976

I Work With Individuals and Couples

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Couple's Counseling

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Individual Therapy

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My Information

  • I work at the Humboldt Office.
  • I charge $140 per session.
  • I see clients both in person and via TeleHealth.

Getting Started is Easy

We understand that counseling is a brave first step toward health, wholeness, and mended relationships. But it is a hard step. We want to make the process as simple as possible for you.

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First Session

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(530) 410-0505

1600 Humboldt Road, Suite 3 Chico, CA 95928

274 Cohasset Road, Suite 100 Chico, CA 95926