Dan Mager, MSW



Dan Mager, MSW, has more than 20 years of post-Master’s experience as a psychotherapist and clinical administrator in a wide range of behavioral health and addiction treatment settings. He also has over 10 years of experience ghostwriting and editing wellness-related books and developing solution-oriented skills-building materials in the form of guidebooks, workbooks, and curricula for the professional and recovery communities, and the general public.

Dan writes a blog for Psychology Today and is the author of two books on addiction recovery: Some Assembly Required: A Balanced Approach to Recovery from Addiction and Chronic Pain and Roots and Wings: Mindful Parenting in Recovery. He is a Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy with the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists. He received his MSW from the Hunter College of the City University of New York, School of Social Work, and a BA with Honors in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. 

Dan has a decades-long meditation and mindfulness practice and a deep commitment to recovery approaches that enhance the capacity of people to move toward health and wholeness by living more mindfully, with greater mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual balance. 

As the Administrator of the Vance Johnson Recovery Center, Dan employs all of his experience in helping patients address their addiction and behavioral health issues. In his role, Dan oversees all aspects of patient care to ensure that treatment is as comprehensive as it is compassionate. 


Phone: 1-888-828-2623

Email: dmager@vjrc.org

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