Dana Mortensen

(LPC)

About Me

As your therapist, I will listen with patience and encouragement and without judgement. My expertise includes reducing depression and anxiety, and helping you through hard times to flourish. My approach is intuitive and creative, yet is also evidence-based, using mindfulness training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , expressive arts, and more to reduce your distress and improve coping. Our sessions will provide you an opportunity to express feelings and learn new skills to improve your quality of life. In your confidential sessions, you will discover the power of telling your story. You can choose to let go of past issues, learn how to be mindful of the present, and/or discover and achieve your vision of the future. You will learn simple, effective tools to help you access and use your unique motivation to change the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are worsening your symptoms.

Am I the right counselor for you? My clients tell me my strengths include my ability to relate with empathy (to the story, the person, the struggle, and the healing). My ability to see and hear details, patterns, reasons for resistance, and true motivation for change, can assist with helping you achieve insight and lasting change. Though not useful in every situation, clients report that my sense of humor and irony help them see through their "moment" (fear, angst, etc.) and move through it, maybe even with a smile..


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Career

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0013438 (Expires: 2019-08-31)

LPC #5548 (Expires: 2019-08-31)

LPC #3872 (Expires: 2019-06-30)

LPC #C3989 (Expires: 2018-07-31)


Reviews

Written by T.R. on Jul 09, 2018 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I've only had a couple of sessions to date but Dana has been very involved, respectful, insightful, and kind. She keeps a good sense of humor and has been extremely helpful.

Written by M.P. on Apr 18, 2018 after counseling with Dana for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, and parenting

Very friendly, knowledgeable, sincere in her response to my issues. She always checks in on me without me reaching out first. It’s been a great experience so far!

Written by C.H. on Apr 08, 2018 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Very understanding and helpful. She is helping me through a really tough time. I really enjoy her therapy.

Written by A.M. on Apr 04, 2018 after counseling with Dana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Dana is amazing-it's like talking to an old friend! She is insightful, kind, and knowledgeable.

Written by S.U. on Mar 30, 2018 after counseling with Dana for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dana is a great listener. I have come a long way just in few weeks of working with her. Still a long way to go and I am confident about it.

Written by T.I. on Mar 22, 2018 after counseling with Dana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Dana is professional, intuitive, and works well with my needs. She is the best counselor I have ever had!

Written by K.E. on Mar 13, 2018 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Dana has been amazing and has given me lots of tools to deal with my problems.

Written by M.A. on Mar 05, 2018 after counseling with Dana for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

Dana is kind, compassionate and listens to me. She is very wise and offers me great encouragement and direction. She is teaching me amazing tools and techniques to deal with my challenges as well as strategies to defeat my toxic inner dialog. The bottom line: Dana is helping me feel better.

Written by W.E. on Dec 31, 2017 after counseling with Dana for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and career

I am so happy to have worked with Dana. She has been emphatic, supportive and inspired me to make positive changes. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP, DANA!

Written by R.O. on Sep 19, 2017 after counseling with Dana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Dana is extremely capable and our sessions got off on a great track. She is very easy to talk to and that helped me open up about things I find difficult to discuss. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written by M.I. on Aug 30, 2017 after counseling with Dana for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt

Dana is a good listener and has the ability to make me feel comfortable. She is friendly, thoughtful and patient.

Written by R.O. on Aug 06, 2017 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Dana is very professional and has been a blessing. I appreciate her insight and understanding. She has been a blessing. Thank you.

Written by N.A. on Jul 25, 2017 after counseling with Dana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I've only been working with Dana a few weeks and I already feel I'm on the right path with her. She's easy to talk with, insightful without taking over you, and she makes me feel my issues are common and nothing to be embarrassed by. I've worked with other counselors in the past. Dana and BetterHelp have exceeded anyone I've worked with before.

Written by R.A. on Jul 03, 2017 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and parenting

I've had a lot of therapists and Dana is by far the one that relates the most to me. Her forward, conversational style is exactly what I need during this time and she seems to have a wealth of knowledge.