Dr. Dan Allender received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. He taught for seven years in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary, and from 1989-1997 worked as a professor in the Masters program of Biblical Counseling at Colorado Christian University in Denver. Currently, Dan serves as the founding President and Professor of Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology in Seattle, Washington.

Dan travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, leadership, Sabbath, and other related topics. He is the author of numerous books including The Wounded Heart, The Healing Path, Intimate Allies, To Be Told, Leading with a Limp, Sabbath, and God Loves Sex. His latest work, released in 2016 is Healing the Wounded Hear: The Heartache of Sexual Abuse and the Hope of Transformation.

Dan can be heard weekly on The Allender Center podcast, engaging topics on healing and restoration through the unique intersection of theology and psychology. The Allender Center podcast is accessible via iTunes and Stitcher.

He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Puget Sound area of Washington and have three adult children and four grandchildren.