Therapist / Consultant
I believe that we get sick and stay sick most often in isolation, and we get well most quickly in community. Therefore, I prefer to see people in group whenever possible.
My services are shown below. I’m also familiar with local therapists and programs, as well as those across the country. When indicated I will refer to programs and therapists I know and trust. In most cases I have both visited and participated in the program I refer to
“For what I want to do, I do not do,
but what I hate, I do”
— ROMANS 7:15 NIV
Written addiction evaluations for courts, Secretary of State , employers and attorneys.
I provide Individual, Couples and Family Therapy.
Men and women addiction Groups, couples group and other types as needed.
Dan Qualls, MS
Licensed Professional Counselor
- Central Michigan University
Masters Degree in Counseling
- University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice
- DePaul Rehabilitation Hospital Milwaukee, WI
2000 hour counselor training program in the treatment of addictive disorders.
- Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed by the State of Michigan
- Nationally Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
- Principal and Owner: Qualls & Associates PLLC
Prior Positions of Note:
- Executive Director: Tri-Cities Ministries Inc.
- Clinical Director, Bay Medical Center, Bay City, MI
- Lead Counselor, Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, IA
I’d Love to Help…
I Have Experience With…
Individual, Couples and Family Therapy: Sessions are typically 50 minutes long although longer sessions may be scheduled as needed. My approach has been described as direct and actively involved in the session. Whereas some counselors prefer to just sit and listen I do tend to be more engaged with the client. My preference in to work with clients along with others who are important in their life, although I do work with clients on an individual basis.
Written addiction evaluations for submission to District/Circuit courts, Secretary of State (driver’s license restoration), Friend of the Court, employers and attorneys. Evaluation entail a 50 minute clinical interview, testing as needed, drug testing as needed. Adults and adolescents. Additional psychological testing may be referred out.
I believe that we get sick and stay sick most often in isolation, and we get well most quickly in community. Therefore, I prefer to see people in group whenever possible. I find groups to be a more effective and efficient method of treatment. Most people resist the notion of being in a group initially. Once we have established a relationship of trust I will likely encourage you to sit in on a group to see it for yourself. Presently i have men’s addiction groups for both alcohol/drug dependency and sexual addiction, woman’s groups for addiction and co-addiction, couples group. Other groups are offered as needed.
I am familiar with local therapists and programs, as well as those across the country. When indicated I will refer to programs and therapist I know and trust. In most cases I have both visited and participated in the program I refer to.
~ Dan Qualls ~
My Approach & Philosophy
I just came out of a small group session and am once again aware of the power of group therapy. Many of you are well aware of my preference, based on my belief that ‘we need community to truly heal’, despite our fears of being judged, hurt or ridiculed by others. There are so many factors in todays world that lead us into more isolated lives. the paradox of our technology advancements is that, with the promise of ‘connecting the world’, we have lost the connections we most need.
While in high school I read the book ‘Future Shock’ by Alvin Toffler. In it he forecasted the world in which we now live, in terms of the pace of change, and our capacity to hold up under the strain of its relentless movement through our lives, and those of our loved ones.
Building connections that meet basic human needs does not happen by chance, it is possible, but it must be intentional, and once developed they must be maintained. this is one of my greatest personal recovery challenges, and I am truly inspired by the courageous work I witness daily in those I work with.
“As a Christian, I struggle dealing with my addiction to pornography. There are some great Christian books/programs out there. I’ve tried many of them. They help for a while and then it’s back in the trenches again. With consistent care through Dan; with his knowledge and experience helping those with addictions of many types, and with weekly groups, I am finding a more complete recovery program.”
~ jb male mid-30’s
Get In Touch
Phone (616) 935-1246
Fax (616) 935-1255
923 Beechtree, Suite 10
Grand Haven, MI 49417
PO Box 324
Grand Haven, MI 49417
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