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


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.  I am especially equipped to help adolescents, individuals and marriages.  I have been married for 41 years and have three children ages 38,36,32.


My many years of working with teens, individuals, couples, as a 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.


Speciality areas include marriage and family issues, sexual abuse trauma, individuals with childhood trauma, dissociative disorders, and those looking for spiritual faith based counseling.  I also have extensive experience working with high school and college athletes to increase sports performance. 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

1982-1989 Attended Fuller Seminary Masters program through Young Life
1980 B.S. Degree/Applied Physical Ed at Oregon State University


1975-1980  BS Degree Oregon State University

1980-1989  Youth Ministry at NW Hills Baptist Church and 7 years with Young Life
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 20 years with athletes from 20 different men's and woman's sports. Ages ranged for 8 years old through college.

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