Dan received his doctoral Ed.D. degree from Virginia Tech. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from James Madison University and Radford University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has twice been certified as an employee assistance professional and is currently certified in Thanatology and as a national certified counselor.
Dr. DeVilbiss specializes in anxiety and depressive disorders, complicated grief, and multiple loss and trauma recovery. He has conducted critical incident stress debriefings, supervised other therapists in different settings, taught graduate level courses, given numerous talks and seminars, and served on the boards of counseling associations. He has worked in inpatient, outpatient, private practice, employee assistance, and consulting since beginning his career in 1977.
He believes that he should use methods and treatment strategies that best match a client’s needs and may use a variety of approaches, such as, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, problem-solving, stress management, coping skills training, and grief and trauma reduction methods. His treatment modalities include individual, couples, family, or group therapy or a combination of these. His goal is to facilitate his clients to meet their own goals and improve their happiness and quality of life in order to practice new ways to cope and resolve the problems they are facing.