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Dayna Pitzer, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

At the start of 2022 I realized that through BetterHelp I could finally reach my goal to work private practice full - time. Through my career, I have primarily worked with adults in various settings, but the past 5 years dedicated it to teenagers in the criminal justice system. I have Hospice experience which is where I gained my passion for grief and loss as well as dealing with phase of life changes. This hit home to me hard the past 4 years as I watched and cared for my mother who battled Ovarian Cancer. She passed away November 2019 and I took a step back from my private practice work and just focused on my healing as well as my work at the Juvenile Center. In August of 2020, I started back up with private practice and did this with BetterHelp. Once 2022 hit, I was ready to transition from working with teens in the juvenile justice system and the parents of juvenile delinquency, to taking a step with BetterHelp full time. I have experience with inpatient psychiatric care, crisis intervention, hospice, and chronic medical illness, as well as a wide range of mental health and relationship issues. I have a passion for helping people find peace of mind and strength to work on the challenges that they are facing.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

OH LISW I.1451033-SUPV


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dayna Pitzer. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I feel like she really understands where I’m coming from, also gives greats ideas!!

Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Dayna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I couldn’t have asked for a better therapist. She listens. Has suggestions/solutions. Keeps me in line w my goals and works hard w me when I get off track.

Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Dayna for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very thoughtful and compassionate. Whenever you are feeling overwhelmed by life experiences, she will do her best to bring you down to center. And you always leave feeling much better than what you did walking into the appointment.

Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Dayna for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dayna is great. 10 outa 10 would recommend.

Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Dayna for 10 months on issues concerning anger management

Dayna is a subject matter expert at what she does. We have used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with thought charts to make substantial improvements my negative thoughts. Thanks so much!

Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Dayna for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning lgbt

Amazing person

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Dayna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue