Hi, I'm Danna.
Thanks for being here!
It has been my honor to support a diverse and growing client base for over 7 years as a Licensed Counselor and Psychotherapist.
I received a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling / Art Therapy from Antioch University many years after I completed a Bachelor's of Fine Art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and moved on from starting me career in nonprofits and public art programs.
My interest in therapy grew out of observing the healing potential of creative process and collaboration. While I find this background in the arts and expressive strategies helpful on my end, there is no requirement or necessity of any skill, experience, or even interest in art for clients.
I have offered counseling services to people of all ages and backgrounds experiencing challenging events, symptoms, and struggles in life. From community health-centers and nursing homes to a prison and an inpatient psychiatric hospital, I have worked with hundreds of clients over the years. This invaluable learning guides my practice today, while I tailor each session to the evolving needs and aspirations of the unique person in front of me.
Working from a perspective that is client-centered and relational in nature, I provide therapy informed by what is happening in my client's life, goals we establish together and experiences in the moment.
I believe a customized, transparent therapeutic process helps build trust, healthy communication and self-awareness. My style is warm, accepting, and straightforward. By expanding choices and re-establishing trust throughout, I encourage clients to identify what works for them and advance a sustainable, empowering framework we co-create over time.
I appreciate the chance to support your own definition of mental health and a greater sense of well-being in life.
Your questions and concerns are important. so please feel free to share them. If working with me seems like a good fit, I look forward to hearing from you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexuality, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
PA LPC PC013711
She is simply amazing , I can totally confine, in her 1,000 present .
Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Danna for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes