CCE Impact Book

CREDENTIALS AT WORK: DAN NOMMENSEN NCC, BC-TMH, LPC, BCPCC, CEAP, CATSM Dan Nommensen is the member assistance program director for Christian Family Solutions (CFS), a nonprofit organization providing professional counseling and senior care services since 1965. CFS has 50 clinic locations in six states providing outpatient, intensive outpatient, and day treatment services for children and adults who face a range of mental health challenges. CFS provides individual and group therapy on site and via telehealth, and recommends that its staff earn CCE’s Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) credential. “CFS has been a partner with CCE for a long time as distance counseling services began emerging,” he says. “The credential is essential for our staff as we ensure the highest level of care and communicate an understanding and appreciation of the unique application of mental health therapy by video.” Nommensen says the BC-TMH has helped meet a growing need in mental health care. “There are key obstacles for people in need of mental health services, and one of those obstacles is distance. There are many rural areas of our country where the nearest mental health clinic could be an hour drive or more. By providing services through a secure video connection, we are able to remove this obstacle so people can receive the care they need.” Finding specialized care is another challenge that many people face, he says.