I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from University of Northern Colorado. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Since 2011, I have worked in community mental health providing treatment for clients who are facing issues with depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and relationship problems. I teach people skills that can assist in managing intrusive thoughts that can lead to depression and anxiety. I enjoy helping clients find ways to improve their lives and watching their personal growth during the course of treatment. I listen to people's struggles and try to help them find ways to learn to cope with, change, or improve their situation in order to help people move forward with their lives. Because I also have a background in treating addiction, I am happy to help provide guidance and support around those facing this very difficult issue.
I have run DBT groups for 6 years and it's a framework that I use in individual counseling as well. I find it incredibly helpful for people to have a set of healthy coping skills to manage their stressors. I tend to meet clients where they're at so we an work together to help them move forward and meet their goals.
Outside of being a therapist, I enjoy reading, running, and hiking. These are some of the ways I practice my own self care. I enjoy being able to challenge myself to read more books and run more miles!
I look forward to working with you to help you feel happier, healthier, and stronger.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC LPC.0011401
Dana has been nothing but helpful the past few months. My first live session felt like I was speaking with a friend. Very laid back and comfortable. I have loved this experience!
Written on Mar 21, 2021 after therapy with Dana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
I loved chatting with Dana. She gave me different ways to look at things and helped me during my healing process. Would highly recommend.
Written on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Dana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
In a short time I feel like my counselor Dana has gotten to know me well, and understands how I communicate, but more importantly how I receive information. She is able to comfort me or reduce my anxiety when need be, but always has relevant and useful tools I can take with me in order to help myself. To have the ability to text whenever you need, and the flexibility to schedule sessions at your convenience, this is the therapy experience I was looking for elsewhere and unable to find.
Written on Mar 02, 2020 after therapy with Dana for 2 months
She’s an awesome person
Written on Nov 19, 2019 after therapy with Dana for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Based on our first few sessions Dana seems like a very qualified and professional therapist. I look forward to more sessions with her.
Written on Sep 19, 2019 after therapy with Dana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Very thoughtful and well worded responses. Very attentive.
Written on Apr 18, 2019 after therapy with Dana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management