I am so glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Trauma Therapist in Chicago, Illinois. I have an extensive background working in the field of education and mental health with over 20 years of experience. Before entering private practice I've worked for several of the top therapeutic treatment facilities, served as a crisis management specialist, professional consultant, educator, and senior supervising therapist.
This is a 'judgement-free zone' to express and process; I approach the therapeutic relationship with sensitivity, respect, and warmth.
It is important for me to create a space where my clients feel safe and comfortable. The therapeutic relationship is one of the most powerful and unique opportunities we have to bring about lasting change; I respect the integrity of each client's process. I want for you to feel like you can be transparent with me; there is healing in sharing your narrative.
You are here for a reason and every day is your chance to make your life what you would like it to be.
A little more about Dana Hall...
* Created an individual program for DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) to target clients' individual coping needs. The basic concepts of DBT such as mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance are very sought after tools for interpersonal growth.
* Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).
* Empathetic, transparent, and strength-based therapy style; a fully integrated, holistic approach to therapy that offers no judgment, stigma or shame, but rather understanding, growth and long-term sustainability.
Assisting clients coping with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, LGBTQ+ concerns, and relational issues.
My work is all about assisting clients in removing obstacles, making healthier choices, while navigating life and relationships more effectively; essentially being the best version of YOU.
My therapy style draws from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and ACT orientations.
Modes of Communication
At this time I am accepting Live Chat & Messaging Only clients. This means I have a great deal of flexibility to meet your needs day or night utilizing these features.
With live chat we type in real-time and with messaging you can access the counseling room 24/7 and leave me messages; I respond to counseling room messages daily.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health and follows the WPATH standards of care and welcomes LGBTQ clients.
Illinois Association of Trauma Therapists
Certified Trauma Therapist
“I believe in acceptance of all humans regardless of any emotional, physical or psychological burdens they may carry. I do not shy away from any issue or person, and carry no judgment or fear into my clinical work. I believe in authenticity and healing. Therapy needs to be a safe place to explore.”
Welcome; it takes strength and resilience to reach out- you don't have to have all the answers- let's start where you are and begin today.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCPC #180007329 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Other #NJDCATEMP-012209 (Expires: 2020-07-31)
Other #CV2000743 (Expires: 2020-07-15)
I only used Betterhelp for a short time but Dana Hall's kindness and dedication made me feel hopeful and calm from the very beginning. I would definitely recommend this to others.
Dana has been helping me for about a week and a half. She helped me get through something VERY stressful and I am so thankful for her in that time. She has been a real blessing.
In the short time that I have known Dr. Hall, she has been very open, respectful, kind, and very knowledgeable about what I am going through. She is amazing at what she does, and I love the passion she puts into her work. I really appreciate the great amount of work she is putting in and the time she takes to answer my questions and calls when needed. She truly is a great counselor, and I look forward to working with her in the future.
Dana is amazing and has helped me tons I look forward to our chat sessions.
Amazing, really helped me see different point of views in different situations. She's a very helpful counselor and liked that she responded quickly or within a day.
Dana is amazing!
I appreciate talking to Dana, she has been a positive influence so far. She is patient and kind, really helping to breakdown thoughts and emotions to better help you understand what is troubling you and how to better manage yourself and how to handle emotions.
I been working with Dana for about two weeks now but she had been very helpful and supportive. She responds in a timely manner and checks in with me if I don’t message her. She’s provided me with some excellent resources and tools. I’d highly recommend her to anyone going through a difficult period in their life!
Dana is an amazing counselor. I love the resources she has provided me and I look forward to our live chat sessions. I appreciate that she is very responsive, incredibly understanding and really wants to help me. I’m looking forward to my continued work with her.
Dana is a very professional therapist, I feel safe and comfortable every time we talk. Thanks for your help Dana.
Dr. Hall is very understanding and non-judgmental. She sends me all the information she can that she thinks may help me. If she does not hear from me she lets me know she is still there when I am ready. It is so great to know you have some one there ready to listen.