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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OH LISW I.1451033-SUPV


Reviews

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.

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dayna has helped me with so much from family problems, relationships, self development and so much more! Im so glad to have gotten paired with her!

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Very good listener and very receptive of my concerns and issues. She always offers multiple ways to work with my points of concern. Very recommended professional.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She is very supportive and a great listener. I feel comfortable with her.

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 1 year on issues concerning lgbt

Dayna is the best therapist I have ever had. She is able to execute CBT treatment through our Betterhelp video sessions. She has helped improve my mental health throughout the Pandemic.

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

She is amazing! Easy to talk to, very attentive and cares! Highly recommend her:)

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She is so personable... I don't like to open up to people but she makes it so easy to be open...

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dayna has been so incredibly supportive and kind throughout this process. She is very empathetic and helps me see my difficult past in ways that are healing for me. She also has a ton of experience and is very knowledgeable about the therapeutic process. I would recommend Dayna to anyone and I look forward to our sessions each week

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She's great and very understanding.

Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I couldn’t have been matched w a better therapist!

Written on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She's always been so patient and understanding of all of my various worries and has helped me find healthy ways to combat and cope with them. I'm grateful for her help always!

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

So far so good. just getting started but I think Dayna has been helpful thus far.

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes


Dayna is amazing! I’ve tried several therapists in the past & she is by far the best one I’ve had! Very easy to talk to & very knowledgeable! 10/10

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt

Dayna is professional, warm, and real. I feel I can easily share with her what is on my mind and she responds to me quickly.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Dayna is great to work with. Therapy is very conversational and she's easy to talk to. She understands my goals for therpay and is helping me reach them, providing helpful exercises and encouragement for both the baby steps and mishaps I'm encountering along the way. Would highly recommend Dayna!

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, and grief

Dayna is great! She always listens and asks questions to dig deeper into the issues I'm bringing to the table. She challenges me to think in new ways, which has really helped. She's very kind and respectful and makes you feel comfortable, even when discussing topics that are hard to talk about. I highly recommend her!

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

I recommended BetterHelp to a friend after just 2 sessions. My friend was happy for the tip.

Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dayna is very easy to talk to. She's given me great advice so far and I feel like I've made a good amount of progress in a short amount of time.

Written on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I appreciate that Dayna seems to be gathering a complete picture of me as she helps me make a little progress each week. Other therapists have latched on to things I've initially said without digging for things that could be bigger issues or things I could not remember at the time.

Written on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Dayna for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dayna is a great counselor! She is very consistent, dependable, and extremely supportive. I am thankful to have had her support throughout 2021 as I faced many major life-changes, difficult workplace relationships, and anxiety and depression. She has taught me to use journaling, meditation, and everyday mindfulness to challenge negative thoughts and find something good about each day. I could not be more appreciative of the attention and support she has given me over the past year. Thank you, Dayna!

Written on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Dayna for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dayna is fantastic very responsive and educated, she offers a lot of helpful advice while keeping me accountable.

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Dayna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dayna is awesome. She is insightful, patient, relatable. I feel like she has saved me life.

Written on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Dayna for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Dayna has been a godsend throughout my mental health journey. She is a blessing to me and I truly appreciate her.

Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Dayna for 9 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Dayna is AMAZING. She is wonderful at building you back up after broken times, and always catches you when you start falling back into bad habits. I honestly cannot reccommend her enough!!!

Written on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Dayna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and

I’ve just started working with Dayna however she’s made me feel so welcome and heard beyond comparison. I’m not afraid to open up to her and I feel her guidance isnt just professional but genuine as well. I’m so thankful!!

Written on Jan 24, 2021 after therapy with Dayna for 2 months on issues concerning depression

Dayna is personable and really takes the time to listen. She also sends resources and is willing to work through those as well. I would recommend her to anyone/everyone. She truly cares about her clients.

Written on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Dayna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dayna has been very helpful to me during a particularly trying time of my life. I tried 3 therapists prior to her and none of them really helped me move forward in my healing journey. I am so appreciative of her help.

Written on Nov 17, 2020 after therapy with Dayna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dayna is amazing she doesn’t treat me like just another client she cares and is helping me to see my values are important

Written on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Dayna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Kind, compassionate, helpful and understanding.

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