Dana Legrande

(LCSW-R, MHA, CASAC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience helping individuals gain insight into themselves while addressing life challenges that may keep them stuck in undesirable situations. I have worked closely with people diagnosed with both mental illness and substance abuse disorders and have gained insight and expertise in addressing they many challenges and concerns of this population.
I utilize a multi-dimensional approach with the goal of enhancing our client’s ability to achieve stability and growth in all areas of their lives. I am a great believer that laughter is medicine and therapeutic. I present a 12-step focused foundation providing psycho-education, problem identification and behavior modification, exploration of family of origin issues and historical trauma, affirmative self-imaging and long-term goal identification. One of my greatest strengths is my compassion and understanding for my clients.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #080869 (Expires: 2021-11-01)


Reviews

Written by H.A. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

In just two sessions, Dana has been professional, thoughtful and on top of her game. I am eager to see what lies ahead during our sessions together.

Written by N.O. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amazing and very in tune with me and my needs

Written by G.U. on Nov 18, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dana was very direct when I needed it the most and gracefully provided many tips on how to manage my anxiety. Her ability to engage made me feel comfortable to open up about my thoughts, feelings and past.

Written by K.A. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Dana is such an amazing counselor. She’s honest, real, and always gives the best advice and guides me in the right direction.

Written by G.R. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dana is very professional, and also caring. She responds in a timely manner and is dependable. I learned a lot in a short amount of time from her knowledge and resources. Thank you so much Dana!

Written by K.A. on Aug 16, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She responds within 24 hours most of the time which is fine with me because we have weekly or biweekly calls where we do most of our talking. I’ve really appreciated her guidance with helping me work on my anxiety and depression.

Written by J.A. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very sweet and very good at understanding

Written by C.L. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dana is the best therapist! I was moments away from becoming a non-believer and working with her changed my perspective about the benefits of therapy.

Written by M.A. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dana gives excellent advice, is always quick to respond, and took extra time at the beginning to get to know me. Right from the start I felt like she really cared about me, and I look forward to our conversations.

Written by C.A. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

It's very easy to talk to Mrs. Legrande. She's empathetic and compassionate. I enjoy hearing her perspective on how to deal with challenges. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a therapist. Great experience!

Written by A.M. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Ms. Legrande provides excellent resources, challenges my thinking, and helps me develop weekly goals for myself. Any questions or concerns I have I know I can reach out to her and she’ll respond in a timely manner. I feel supported and challenged to grow equally, a difficult balance to strike. I would not be doing as well as I am if not for Dana.

Written by F.I. on Mar 18, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Amazing woman

Written by A.L. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dana is amazing! I tried a few different counselors during my trial period and it took some time before I reached Dana. I appreciate the readings and articles that she sends a few times a week. She’s very good with responding in a timely manner. I can go back and forth with her on chat almost every day. She gives constructive feedback and is very supportive. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a therapist who is active and supportive.

Written by V.I. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Excellent and professional with a heart of gold!

Written by E.R. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dana was responsive and a good listener. She was able to help me make actionable changes to lessen my anxiety.

Written by S.T. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coaching

I love working with Dana. She is an attentive listener and cares for your emotionally healthy success.

Written by P.A. on Feb 28, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She was extremely helpful, put me at ease.

Written by K.A. on Feb 20, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Dana Legrande is an excellent therapist. She is genuinely concerned about my situation and has been very attentive. She has offered good advice and follow-up as well as other methods I can use to help my situation improve. I am very happy that I was able to connect to her and I would recommend her to everyone. Thank you Dana!

Written by S.A. on Jan 22, 2020 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dana has been an amazing counselor and has guided me to a better state of being and understanding. She takes the time to understand the complex issues and makes them simple enough to understand and face whatever it is you’re going through. I highly recommend her for those in need of counseling.

Written by T.I. on Dec 24, 2019 after counseling with Dana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Dana offers guided insight with knowledge and great observation. I’ve been able to pinpoint issues and take the steps needed to work on these in a healthy, constructive way. I felt comfortable with her right away and I am glad I chose her as my counselor.

Written by D.A. on Dec 19, 2019 after counseling with Dana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dana listens and responds promptly. At times I don't write anything but she is always sending me positivity and helpful information . She is always there for me even when I'm not.

Written by M.O. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Dana is extremely understanding, kind, and responsive. She truly is my pocket therapist!

Written by J.O. on Oct 05, 2019 after counseling with Dana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dana really takes the steps to show that she cares. She’s very understanding and knowledgeable, I can’t thank her enough!

Written by M.A. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

I highly recommend Dana. After working with her in short period of time, I noticed positive change on my behavior. I like her prompt responses and sharing me some significant links.