I am an LCSW licensed in the state of New Jersey with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, emotional abuse, and parenting struggles. I have worked with adults, families, children and teenagers.
When I engage a client in counseling, my approach is client centered. I will work with you to determine what the underlying cause is of your struggles and develop goals with you to lessen and manage those struggles. I work with sensitivity and sensitivity and compassion. I work as a partner with my client, focusing on their strengths and moving them forward to healing. My approach combines cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapy. We will develop a treatment plan together to meet your specific needs, and when we identify a barrier that gets in the way of your specific needs, we will work on a plan to remove that barrier.
It takes courage and humility to admit that you need help, and to seek counseling for that help, but taking that first step toward a change will lead to insight about why you are struggling and new skills to manage your struggle and heal from your pain. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you and empower you in your journey of healing through your pain. My goal is for your healing, and to walk with you in the process.
I truly look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NJ LCSW 44SC05633700
Great fit for my needs!
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Dana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and career difficulties
Dana has been an amazing therapist! I was always so turned off by the idea of therapy, as I felt I already knew what someone would say to me. But after working with Dana these past few months, I can see just how wrong I was! Dana is kind, understanding, and really helps you get to the root of your problem and go beyond just the surface. I'm so blessed to have found Dana on my mental health journey and I hope she can do the same for many others in their journeys
Written on Aug 26, 2023 after therapy with Dana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dana has been very helpful to me. She's giving me tools on how to handle my greif with comfort and understanding.
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Dana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes
Dana has been amazing from day one she new exactly what I needed and was extremely patient with me.
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Dana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders
Dana was a great help! I appreciate how adaptable she was to my needs and wants from therapy. She reserves all judgment and helped me action on our insights.
Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Dana for 8 months on issues concerning coaching
She is very good and always tell me the correct thing to do
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Dana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd