Are you feeling weighed down by anxiety or depression? If you find it difficult to manage these overwhelming emotions know you are not alone. You do not have to suffer while trying to ‘figure things out.’ Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of these challenges and build ways to cope that give you your life back.
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; 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.
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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, First Responder 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, Post-traumatic 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
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180007329
Very good at giving good advice that caters to my needs
Written on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Dana for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
I've been to many therapists my entire life. Dana is by far the most patient, knowledgeable therapist I've ever seen.
Written on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Dana for 10 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and trauma and abuse
Dana has been the best therapist I have had in the past 11 years of seeing a therapist. She listens to my concerns and really hears me. She works with me in a way that works best for me and I truly feel respected and understood.
Written on Jul 29, 2020 after therapy with Dana for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders
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.
Written on Jun 03, 2020 after therapy with Dana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
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.
Written on May 16, 2020 after therapy with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
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.
Written on May 15, 2020 after therapy with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes