Together we will look beneath the surface to discover your strengths and make a plan to take on the challenges you are facing in life.


Hi! My name is Dan Hicks and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.

My many years of working with teens, individuals, couples as a school therapist, pastor,counselor and coach have prepared me to come alongside individuals and families to help them deal with the many obstacles and challenges facing us today.

I am especially equipped to help adolescents, marriages and families. I have been married for 34 years and have three children ages 30,29,24.

Speciality areas include marriage and family issues, ADHD, sexual abuse, adolescent struggles with drugs and school issues, Individual issues with childhood trauma, dissociative disorders, and spiritual issues. I also have extensive experience working with high school and college athletes to increase sports performance. Skype counseling can be very helpful to young athletes to deal with fears, self-esteem and competition issues.

1995 Licensed Professional Counselor-C1059
1990 M.S. Degree/Counseling at Oregon State University
1980 B.S. Degree/Applied Physical Ed at Oregon State University

1975-1980 BS Degree Oregon State University
1989-1991 Corvallis House Staff Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, Corvallis, Or.
1989-1990 MS Degree Oregon State University
1990-1998 Private Counseling Practice, Corvallis, Or.
1990-1998 Sports Counselor with 13 different sports, Oregon State University
1998-2002 Head Assistant Wresting Coach, Oregon State University
2002-2011 Head Wrestling Coach, California State University, Fullerton
2011-present Lasting Impact Counseling,LLC. in Bend, Oregon

2x NCAA D 1 Wrestling Champion, 1978 & 1979, Oregon State University
Voted Wrestler of the Decade 142 lb class
Hall of Fame Oregon State University
Athletes In Action Wrestling Team, Long Beach, Ca.
Sports coached or competed in include wrestling, soccer, football, cross country,basketball, baseball, and softball. I have coached both men and woman.

Sports Counseling for 15 years with athletes from 18 different men’s and woman’s sports. ages ranged for 8years old through college.