About Dan Grandstaff, LCSW PCC


I have always enjoyed helping people thrive although I didn’t always know how I wanted to do it! After a few years in the ministry, I realized that working intensively one-on-one was what I loved doing.

I got my M.S.W. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and have spent the years since as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker doing psychotherapy and couples counseling in the Triangle. I also started doing Professional Coaching to help people find more success and satisfaction in their work.

My professional focus is on how the brain and mind work (and often don’t work well) and continuing to learn new ways to help people get free from struggle and suffering.

I am married and have a grown son who lives nearby. Besides my work, I enjoy cooking, writing, reading fiction and psychology, spending time outdoors, figuring out how to make computers do what I want, and spending time with family, friends, and my dog, Yoda.

If you want to know about degrees and specific training, here are a few more details:

B.A. in English from Manchester University

M.Div. in Pastoral Counseling from Princeton Seminary

D.Min. in Organization Change from McCormick Seminary

M.S.W. in Behavioral Health from U. N.C. at Chapel Hill and LCSW in North Carolina

I. C. F. Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Mentor Coach in N. C. State University’s Business Coach Certification Program

Training in EMDR, Brainspotting, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Couples Counseling, Focusing Oriented Therapy, and many other modalities.

Internships at Duke University’s Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic and OPC Mental Health Center in Chapel Hill, NC.