Dan Allender

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Dan B. Allender, Ph.D, is a prominent Christian therapist, author, professor, and speaker focusing on sexual abuse and trauma recovery, as well as story, marriage and family, and Christian Sabbath. Dan is one of the founders and former President of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology,[1] in Seattle, Washington and continues to serve as Professor of Counseling Psychology. He is a therapist in private practice and a frequent speaker and seminar leader. Dan received his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. He is the author of To Be Told: Know Your Story, Shape Your Future, How Children Raise Parents, and The Healing Path, as well as The Wounded Heart, Bold Love, and Intimate Allies.

The Allender Center[edit]

In 2010, The Allender Center was launched as a non-profit organization within The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology dedicated to the training of counseling professionals working in the areas of trauma and abuse.[2] The Allender Center is responsible for Dan Allender's conferences as well as certificate programs for professional development.


  • The Wounded Heart (1990)
  • Bold Love (1992)
  • The Cry of the Soul: How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions About God (with Tremper Longman, 1994)
  • Intimate Allies (with Tremper Longman, 1999)
  • The Healing Path: How the Hurts in Your Past Can Lead You to a More Abundant Life (2000)
  • How Children Raise Parents: The Art of Listening to Your Family (2005)
  • Sexual Intimacy: Intimate Marriage (with Tremper Longman, 2005)
  • Leading With A Limp: Turning Your Struggles Into Strengths (2006)
  • To Be Told: God Invites You to Coauthor Your Future (2006)
  • Breaking the Idols of Your Heart: How to Navigate the Temptations of Life (with Tremper Longman, 2007)
  • Sabbath (The Ancient Practices Series) (2009)
  • God Loves Sex: An Honest conversation About Sexual Desire and Holiness (with Tremper Longman, 2014)