Dr. Daniel Trathen earned his BA in Psychology from Oakland University, an MDiv in Christian Education and an MA in Counseling from Denver Seminary. He earned his DMin in Pastoral Counseling and Clinical Studies from Andover-Newton Theological Seminary at Yale Divinity School. Dr. Trathen earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver and been a licensed clinical psychologist for 22 years in Colorado. He has been a Visiting Professor of Marriage & Family Counseling as well as being an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary from 1985 to 2006. He has taught in Moody Bible Institute’s Graduate School as well as being a Counseling Instructor in the Graduate Department at Simpson College. He has traveled extensively internationally.
Dr. Trathen has over 45 years of clinical experience in individual, adolescent, premarital, marriage, and family counseling. He maintains a full-time counseling and coaching practice as well as being an Advanced Certified Telebehavioral Health Professional. He also does life, business, and leadership coaching. In addition to his clinical background, he served in the Navy during Vietnam and is a retired Army Reserve Chaplain. He has been in ministry for over 50 years and served on several church staffs.
He has contributed numerous articles for several journals and local newspapers including “Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal.” He is a co-author of A Lasting Promise: A Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage. This book is published in English, Korean, and Slovakian. In addition, Dr. Trathen has developed A Biblical Guide to Comfort, Counsel, and Reflection, (Now called ScriptureCast and A Christian Premarital Manual. Dr. Trathen and his wife have two adult children, and six grandchildren.