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Dana Nygaard is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private office in Plano, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Secondary Education from the University of North Texas and her Master of Art in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University.  She is a professional member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association and proudly serves the Diocese of Dallas as a Marriage Readiness Assessor.

Dana’s approach to counseling is unique in that it balances proven psychotherapy techniques with authentic Catholic spirituality. The result is that her clients often experience rapid healing; quickly developing useful coping skills, positive communication techniques, find the courage to set boundaries and discover healthy perspectives to navigate the challenges of daily life.

Mrs. Nygaard has completed Level I Training in Gottman™ Method Couples Therapy, and uses the Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work.

Dana and her husband, David, are the creators and facilitators of Cana Marriage Retreats.  Cana Marriage Retreats form couples to live out a deeper level of loving intimacy through faithful understanding of what it means to live a valid and sacramental marriage through experiential exercises.

Dana speaks with all new patients by phone for about 15 minutes before your first appointment. There is no charge for this call. This way you can be sure Dana is a good fit for you before your first visit.

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Services Offered

  • Anxiety, Depression & Co-Dependence Treatment
  • Gottman Method™ Couples Therapy
  • Pre-Marital Counseling


Dana Nygaard, MA, LPC works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, she offers a highly personalized and productive approach tailored to each of her clients individual needs to help them attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
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