Daniel E. Best, M.Ed., Ed.S., LPCC, LMFT
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- Daniel E. Best, M.Ed., Ed.S., LPCC, LMFT
B.A. Ancient Greek & Biology, College of William and Mary. M.Ed. & Ed.S. Counseling, University of Virginia.
Originally destined to be a scientist, with a passion for developmental neurobiology, a nervous breakdown in the Peace Corps in Cameroon brought Dan into therapy and ultimately into a career as a therapist. A private practitioner for over two decades, he began his career as an elementary school counselor setting up the first elementary guidance program in the county which employed him. Transitioning into private practice, he became enamored with family therapy and undertook over a decade of supervision and training in this modality.
In addition to his clinical work, Dan serves as a clinical supervisor at the SKY Center, a family therapy graduate training program. He also teaches classes at New Mexico Highlands University in Family Therapy, Advanced Family Therapy, Practicum, and Internship. A lifelong social activist (forming the Children’s Liberation Organization with his girlfriend at the age of ten), he currently serves as state treasurer for both the New Mexico Advocates for Social Justice and the New Mexico Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, subdivisions of the New Mexico Counseling Association. A dedicated conservationist, he lives off the grid on solar and water catchment east of Santa Fe in Cañoncito.