Meet The Team

Daniel Petersen

Chief Operating Officer


Dan’s path with Awakenings Treatment Center began in 2015, seeking treatment after years of struggling with personal loss, chronic pain, depression, and addiction. Reluctant, skeptical, and doubtful as he began treatment, he found the will to live, and in true form, to his nature, he worked and fought relentlessly to heal mentally, physically, and spiritually. Finding new freedom and peace of mind, he found himself at a crossroads.

Debating whether to go back to a successful 20-year career in the car industry or to try something entirely new, ultimately his decision to help others was instinctive. Although he knew he could return to a career in sales and have great success, he chose the road to share the tools and internal strength that he gained to help others.

Daniel began volunteering at Awakenings Treatment Center due to his firm belief that the program really did work and the support and trust he had received from everyone involved in his own treatment was truly life-changing.

Within a few months, he was managing Awakening’s building and management operations and became a certified Neurofeedback Practitioner. In 2017 Daniel accepted a new position, Director of Operations. He had found his calling and enjoys utilizing his skills within this great organization and making a difference in the lives of others.

When presented in 2018 with the opportunity to share his personal experience, knowledge, and people skills in the outreach and marketing arena he jumped in wholeheartedly. His efforts and talent have a positive impact on helping to broaden the understanding of Awakenings Treatment Center and create a more active and productive voice in both the mental health and addiction community.

Through his own opportunities and experiences and his own growth over the last few years, he has discovered that his true passion is helping clients and their families find confidence in having success with treatment. With support and compassion, he helps Awakenings Treatment Center clients navigate a difficult and mostly unknown path to mental health and well-being, a situation that at times seems insurmountable and hopeless.

Daniel is a formidable and awe-inspiring example of realizing the gifts of life and sharing those gifts with everyone he meets.