Dan Pugel, MA

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Dan Pugel, owner of Journey Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky. Wi​th more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Pugel has worked with people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds.
Dan holds a B.S. in Psychology from Toccoa Falls College and received his M.A. in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary.
He enjoys reading, biking, golf, and guitar among other hobbies and recreation. Dan has three adult children and lives in the greater Lexington area.
"I come along clients helping to understand choices and options in order to develop new possibilities. Counseling involves exploring possibilities together in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment. Counselor and client work at a mutually agreed upon pace while moving toward new insight, growth, healing and change."

Reasons that we avoid Counseling:

•  we just need to be stronger
•  therapy is for people with “serious” issues
•  we just need to "get over it"
•  we will have to give something up (to let go of old beliefs, attitudes and habits that really are hard to change).
•  therapy is unnecessary when you can just talk to good friends and family
​•  no one really cares anyway, why bother
•  no one could ever really understand my situation, circumstance and life
"We're all messed up and everyone has struggles in life. Once we accept this we can get on with change, growth and healing. We all need help along the way."
                                "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that
                                 I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it
                                 now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."

                                                                                                               Stephen Grellet, 1773-1855  

Dan Pugel Reaches

Lexington KY