Norman C. Dasenbrook, MS, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has over 35+ years’ experience


Norman C. Dasenbrook, MS, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has over 35+ years’ experience in the fields of mental health, consulting, teaching, business and alternative dispute resolution processes. Norm is Past President of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, served on the Governing Council for the Illinois Counseling Association and winner of the Distinguished Service Award.

He served as a consultant to the American Counseling Association on Private Practice Issues. He and Robert Walsh launched ACA’s Private Practice Initiative. He is a member of American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Illinois Counseling Association and Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association.

Norm has been presenting his workshop, “Starting, Maintaining and Expanding a Successful Private Practice: Surviving or Thriving?” nationally for over 20 years. He has authored the leading book on private practice, “The Complete Guide to Private Practice for Licensed Mental Health Professionals”. Norm also provides practice consultation and coaching. (

Through his consulting company Crysand Consulting he serves as an organizational consultant, trainer and executive coach for improved performance and interpersonal skills for organizations. Norm is also co-author “Harnessing the Power of Conflict: Optimum Performance Through the Self-Mediation Method”, 1994, Crysand Press, “Harnessing the Power of Conflict: Business and Family”, 1997, Crysand Press and “Harnessing the Power of Conflict: Leading, Learning and Living”, 2003, Crysand Press, “After 40 Years in Therapy: What Have I learned” 2017 Crysand Press.

Norm has extensive experience consulting for businesses, industry, and healthcare. Lecturer, teacher and consultant, Norm is a clinician who maintains a private practice in individual, couples and family counseling in Rockford, Illinois.

calLive Seminar Dates & Locations

Essential Components of Starting & Expanding a Successful Private Practice: A Checklist

Webinar available now


Come learn the essential practical components to starting or expanding a successful private practice. You need to have a business mindset and a plan to do well.  This no-nonsense webinar will present tried and true practice building strategies to begin a practice from the ground up or expand a limited practice. Do it right the first time.

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ACA Annual Conference San Diego, California

April 16-19, 2020


I am pleased to announce that I will be back at the American Counseling Association 2020 conference. I will be providing no cost ½ hour private practice consultations in the Career Center and present “Marketing: How to Get More Clients”

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If you are going to San Diego stop by my table in the Expo Center. If you want a no cost practice consultation, sign up early. Last year, the consults sold out!!



2 Day Workshop Presentation: Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice (10 CEs)

June 5 & 6, 2020 National Lewis University


Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Location: NLU 122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

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Private Practice Boot Camp 5 Day Intensive Training -29 CEs

September 16 - 20, 2020 Schaumburg, IL.


Location: ASA 1061 American Lane Schaumburg, IL 60173

Find out what you can accomplish. Take the jump into being your own boss or expand to be someone else's boss!

Billing, startup/setup, multiple income streams, legal aspects, HIPAA, records, teletherapy, website, set up social media, and so much more!

An array of talented experts will share information that will inspire you and get you started on the path to a successful practice.

Presenters: Norm Dasenbrook, MS, LCPC; Jonathan Nye, J.D. Attorney/Managing Partner; Danielle Kepler, LCPC; Joyce Marter, LCPC; Jennifer Froemel, LCPC; Alexander Hoerr, LCPC, and more!

Bonus features include:
Three webinars: Shifting Gears (1 hour), Subpoenas and Court orders (1 hour), Writing Treatment Plans (3 hours)

Post-boot camp private consultation with presenter and practice consultant Norm Dasenbrook. Attendees will be able to schedule a private 25-minute practice consultation to answer questions and implement practice building strategies. The consultation will occur by phone. Participants can email questions or areas of discussion prior to their scheduled consultation time. Participants may schedule a time when attending the workshop or later by phone up to one-year post workshop date.

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2 Day Workshop Presentation: Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice (10 CEs)

December 4 & 5, 2020 | Double Tree Hilton Skokie, IL.


Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice 10 CEs

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Location: DoubleTree Hilton Skokie 9599 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077

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Workshops provide for CEs (clock hours) through Continuing Education Licensure with IDFPR. LPC/LCPC Lics #159.000650, LSW/LCSW Lics #159.000650, LMFT Lics #168.000148 Psychologists Lics #268.000009. IMHCA is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-Approved Clock Hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.


Contact Information:

Norman C. Dasenbrook
5758 Elaine Dr. Suite B
Rockford, IL. 61108
Phone: 815-877-0399

Can't get to our live seminars?

Order the Complete Guide to Private Practice and book a private, one on one ½ hour practice consultation with Norm. All for less than the price of a live seminar.


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