Meet The Team

Awakenings Treatment Center Dan Petersen

Daniel Petersen

Partner, COO


Daniel’s path at Awakenings Treatment Center began in 2015, while seeking treatment for himself, after years of struggling with depression, chronic pain, PTSD and addiction. Reluctant but willing initially, he has undergone a deep healing process that gave him a profound understanding of the challenges Awakenings clients face. His personal journey inspires him to help others overcome their own mental health struggles.

As a mental health professional, Daniel has a wealth of experience working with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds. He has a deep understanding of the complexities of trauma, pain and addiction. He’s also an advocate for evidence-based interventions to help clients and their families navigate their healing journey and treatment experience.

Daniel is deeply passionate about mental health and mental health awareness. He believes everyone deserves access to high-quality mental health care, and he works tirelessly to promote this cause. He is a vocal advocate for mental health, regularly attending conferences and events, and sharing his story to raise awareness and reduce stigma.

As the COO of Awakenings Treatment Center, Daniel is responsible for ensuring the facility runs smoothly and the clients receive the best possible care. He oversees all aspects of operations, from admissions to discharge, and works closely with the clinical team to develop and implement effective treatment plans.

Daniel is known for his compassionate approach to client care. He connects with clients and their families on a deep level, committed to helping every client achieve their goals. He continues to make a positive difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health challenges.

Before coming to Awakenings, Daniel had a 20-year career in the fast-paced business world. In turn, he offers extensive experience in management and sales. He has effectively maintained long-term relationships with both his clients and personnel. Daniel deeply understands the importance of effective and compassionate leadership.