Daniel Sterdt, LPC

Plainfield and Lisle

Daniel received his undergraduate degree from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland and holds a Masters in Gerontological Counseling. With a strong background in Adlerian and Humanistic psychology, Dan enjoys working with individuals of diverse age groups, cultures, and life experiences. He believes in the therapeutic nature of a warm, trusting, and non-judgmental relationship, as well as in the inherent abilities and values within each client.

Dan has experience working in private practice as well as in a bereavement counselor role in Hospice, helping individuals, couples, families, and groups cope with the death of a loved one. Dan has run a yearly summer camp for children ages 6-13, an ongoing support group for school-aged kids from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and has facilitated groups for bereaved spouses and adult children.

Dan also has done extensive work with older adults in nursing home and rehabilitation settings throughout the Chicagoland area. He conducted research on the effects of a positive environment on mood and self-esteem and has presented at numerous conferences on self-care, on coping with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and on positive psychology.

Dan is originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, the pride of the Hudson Valley. He is an avid sports enthusiast, music and movie buff, and comedy fan.