Daniel McGrath - Handel Behavioral Health
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Counselors & Appointments

Daniel McGrath, LADC I

For Telehealth/Online & Amherst & West Springfield Appointments

(413) 287-7168 View Availability Join Virtual Waiting Room

Counseling Style

Dan is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who takes a person-centered, and affirming approach to therapy. He believes that therapy works best when a strong therapeutic bond has been created. He will safely guide clients to a place of connection, integration, and self-discovery. With new insight and better understanding of self, Dan believes that every person can learn to become a wiser and more fulfilled version of themselves.


Dan obtained his Bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst, and later earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He has twenty two years of experience supporting diverse populations of people struggling with mental health disorders, substance use, and addictions. His clientele has ranged from adolescents to adults, in both residential and outpatient settings. Dan has many years of experience facilitating clinical addiction and mental health recovery groups. 

As a seminary graduate and student of comparative religions, Dan has extensive knowledge of community-based support groups. He will support clients who take a faith based approach to meet life’s challenges. 


  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Substance Related/Addictive Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Trauma

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dan is here to help you gain the knowledge and practices that will result in living a more satisfying and authentic life.

Authored Articles & Interviews

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Exploring the Unknown with Dan McGrath

August 25, 2023