Dana Mortensen


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..


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

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

Years of Experience: 18


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

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

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

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


Written by R.O. on Sep 19, 2017 after counseling with Dana for 1 month 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 lgbt

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

Written by W.E. on Aug 29, 2017 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and career

She's compassionate, funny and supportive. I'd recommend her!

Written by R.O. on Aug 06, 2017 after counseling with Dana for 2 weeks 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 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 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.