BS, MA, LAPC
Dana received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, completed her Masters of Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. For over a decade, Dana has worked with children and their families to help them recognize their strengths, build self-confidence, and identify ways that they can positively contribute to their environment. Dana has worked in independent schools as a classroom teacher, learning support teacher, and executive functioning specialist. For children who have anxiety, ADHD, and learning challenges, Dana has a talent in helping them and their parents come up with various strategies allowing them to feel more in control and successful in the learning environment.
Additionally, Dana has extensive experience working as an Assistant Director of an overnight summer camp, where she has the opportunity to help children grow and develop into independent, happy, and confident individuals.
One of Dana’s greatest joys is supporting children through their challenges by learning coping skills and techniques so they can become the best version of themselves. Dana also has experience working with adult clients as they navigate parenting, interpersonal relationships, and life stressors. Dana often employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and person-centered Adlerian style, in conjunction with art and play, in order to improve self-esteem and communication skills, learn effective stress management strategies, and process and grow from life challenges. By helping them feel accepted, understood, and cared for, Dana’s clients feel empowered to make positive changes.
Dana feels strongly that being comfortable and at ease in the therapeutic relationship is essential for success. Through empathy and understanding, Dana strives to make each client feel accepted and validated as they work together towards a more fulfilling lifestyle.