Dana Hall

(LCPC, MA, CTT, (TF-CBT), Trauma, Therapist)

About Me

Welcome!

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.

Counseling Style/Specialties
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.

Professional Membership:
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
DBT



“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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180007329 (Expires: 2021-03-01)

Other #NJDCATEMP-012209 (Expires: 2020-07-31)

Other #CV2000743 (Expires: 2020-07-15)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

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 by L.E. on May 16, 2020 after counseling 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

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 by A.L. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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 by E.M. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, co

Dana is amazing and has helped me tons I look forward to our chat sessions.

Written by H.A. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and family conflicts

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.

Written by L.O. on Jan 04, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dana is amazing!

Written by P.A. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by E.V. on Aug 20, 2019 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

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!

Written by K.C. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

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.

Written by D.A. on Mar 21, 2019 after counseling with Dana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Dana is a very professional therapist, I feel safe and comfortable every time we talk. Thanks for your help Dana.

Written by E.R. on Mar 20, 2019 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

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.