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The place where mental health and Christianity collide. Your host is a licensed mental health counselor and talks with fascinating people who have diverse experience and expertise within the worlds of both mental health and Christianity. Guests include mental health providers, recipients, related professionals, clergy, and other really smart, life-experienced people. Nothing is off-limits!


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    Lisa Day, RN, PhD

    Lisa Day, RN, PhD

    Dr. Day has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, behavioral/medical issues, addiction, relationship struggles, interpersonal boundary concerns, work/life balance, major life adjustments, divorce recovery, crisis, grief, forgiveness, and loss. She has worked in a variety of settings, including working with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient programs as well as working as a coach in assisting individuals to identify and reach their full potential in their social and occupational endeavors.

    Dr. Day is an expert in assisting clients to develop healthy boundaries, integrating healthy communication skills, and utilizing mindfulness in applying healthy coping skills to deal with the stressors contributing to their challenge. Dr. Day works with eating disorders ranging from anorexia and bulimia to compulsive overeating.

    In addition to being a licensed psychologist, Dr. Day is also a licensed registered nurse. This allows her to treat the whole person and understand how various stressors affect people both physically and emotionally.

    Mary Beth Woll, LMHC

    Mary Beth Woll, LMHC

    Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Grief, Post-abortion Counseling, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Women’s Issues

    Education and Training: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Seattle Pacific University, 1979. Bachelor of Arts in Music from Seattle Pacific University, 1979. Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University, 2006.

    Background and Experience: Mary Beth worked for three years as the Director of the Lynnwood and Everett Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Following that, she worked for New Hope Child and Family Agency, facilitating adoptions by working with birth parents before, during, and after the adoption placement. After taking special training in the area of Inner Healing, she worked with Rita Bennett as coordinator of her Emotionally Free Seminars. Mary Beth helped introduce the Teen Aid

    (Abstinence Until Marriage) curriculum into her local public school system, taught Teen Aid at the middle and high school levels, and coordinated the district-wide Teen Aid program, including recruiting and training pastors and youth pastors, along with other speakers, to teach Teen Aid in the public schools. Currently, she is working with a local church by providing support to the leaders of a Celebrate Recovery ministry, a Christian-based 12-step recovery program.

    Special Interests and Services: Mary Beth works with adults on a wide range of issues in addition to those listed above. She describes her therapy style as Object Relations while incorporating Cognitive Behavioral and Inner Healing. She offers reduced fees to clients who meet the financial guidelines.

    Writing: Mary Beth is the co-author, along with Dr. Paul Meier, of Growing Stronger: 12 Guidelines Designed to Turn Your Darkest Hour into Your Greatest Victory. Listen to Mary Beth talk about her book here.

    Additional Information: Mary Beth worked as Co-Music Minister together with her husband, Bob, for many years. She enjoys teaching psychological principles from a solid Biblical basis. She is available for speaking engagements for churches, retreats, women’s ministries, and seminars.

    H. Daniel Phillips, LCPC, CADC

    H. Daniel Phillips, LCPC, CADC

    Dan has worked as an outpatient therapist for Meier Clinics at the Wheaton and Geneva clinic locations since 2007. Although Dan has served a wide range of clients, teens through adults, with addiction issues, he has a passion for working with adolescents (13+), especially those who are hard to reach at times. Dan also has a passion for helping people who are struggling spiritually with questions about faith, disappointments, or in need of spiritual direction in order to renew their hope. He enjoys helping young singles, engaged and married couples navigate marriage related issues and develop a healthy perspective of marriage. He uses multiple therapy approaches including interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, client-centered, solution-focused, experiential, and psychodynamic methods. Dan has extensive training in, and often utilizes, experiential activities (team building activities, videos, games, etc.) to create a forum for change with clients.

    Some other common treatment areas/issues that Dan has extensive experience with include:

    Anger, Anxiety, Crisis Management (emotional, family), Bipolar Disorder, Boundaries, Chemical Dependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Shame/Guilt, Marital Concerns, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parenting, Recovery (relapse prevention) Planning, Relationships, School Problems, Self-Esteem Issues, Spiritual Concerns, Suicidal ideations and more.

    “As a counselor I believe my job is to help people make changes by providing another perspective and challenging them to look at problems from another angle. This helps provide insight and motivation for change in their life.”

    Dan received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in 2005, and became licensed in the State of Illinois as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2005. He has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 2009 and has been certified in Illinois as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2007. Dan received training and two years of experience in the area of Chemical Dependency and Dual Diagnosis and has worked in the area of addictions since 2004.

    Prior to his full-time work at Meier Clinics, Dan was a clinical therapist for Linden Oaks (Mental Health specific) in the Adolescent Chemical Dependency/Dual Diagnosis program for almost 8 years. Early in his career, Dan worked in a community counseling center, primarily with adolescents who were court involved due to drugs and/or gang related activity. He also has experience working with young adults at Wheaton College.

    Dan enjoys the outdoors and is an avid mountain biker, camper, and backpacker.

    Dr Paul Meier

    Dr Paul Meier

    Dr. Meier’s heart lies in helping people all over the world. He is a nationally renowned speaker, psychiatrist, best-selling author and has been in many countries throughout the world, including: Israel, Greece, Cuba, Peru, France, Russia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Turkey. He is the founder of Meier Clinics, a behavioral health non for profit practicing mental health care throughout the United States.