Deana Gozder

(LCSW, Qualified, LCSW, Supervisor)
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About Me

When more of the same is not good enough, we change or suffer. Sometimes we feel stuck in our relationships, jobs, or Life. We often re-think the "same old story," maybe regret, guilt, trauma. I believe that you are smart and if you could "get out of your head", you would. This is the fault of the brain, which needs rebooting, as a car needs a tune-up. Engaging in a counseling relationship is this tune-up for the brain. Therefore, my highest intention for you is for a clear, mind where you can see possibility and opportunity.

My knowing the entire story of your past is not necessarily what will help you, in fact, it may do further damage to re-live events that no longer exist; therefore using symbols, colors and other sensory modalities to reach your unconscious brain gets to the root of the disturbance. Each person is different in their needs so if it is helpful to you, I certainly want to hear it. If not, we will start where you are now and proceed.

Once the need for change is identified and someone has decided to pursue counseling, half the work is done. I have noticed that people think about and search for a counselor, make an appointment and then cancel it. I feel that they have come so close to having a partner, me, or anyone else who appealed to them, and then changed their mind. If only they would give it a chance, it can be life changing, as it has been for me.

For me, joy is internal and soul - deep, whereas happiness is based on external circumstances that can change. Fifty percent of happiness can be attributed to genetics, per research, 10% of happiness is circumstantial (new car, engagement, a bonus at work) and 40% of happiness is within our power to enhance. (The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor) I believe we all deserve to be joyful and understand that happiness may come and go. If we are strong in our core, we can withstand any circumstance.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW8850 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.I. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Deana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very professional

Written by K.A. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Deana for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Deana has such a warm, kind, voice and spirit that just makes you feel at peace and reassures you when opening up about things that may not be easy to talk about. She won’t tell you “you just need to exercise more” or “just practice deep breaths, you’ll be fine.” If anything she’ll do deep breathes WITH you and walk you through every step of regaining a sense of peace. You can tell she really cares and values her work. I cannot recommend her enough!

Written by C.. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Deana for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Deana has been such a wonderful support and has helped guide me through seemingly difficult emotional and mental challenges with such warmth. Her experience and understanding are evident in her ability to help you transform a situation you start the call seeing no way through. I always look forward to our calls and feel heard, more at ease and lighter afterwards.

Written by C.H. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Deana for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Deana is great counselor she listen great and always check on you everytime

Written by K.A. on May 23, 2021 after therapy with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Deana is a wonderful! Supportive and listens to my concerns. She has helped me tremendously in the short time we’ve been working together. Highly recommend!

Written by S.A. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Deana for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and career difficulties

Deana is awsome. I feel like she can understand and relate to my situation. She is always available and if not she will always let me know how I could reach her in case that I need her.

Written by G.A. on Jan 30, 2021 after therapy with Deana for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very helpful

Written by N.I. on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Deana for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Deana is amazing!!! I was thankful to be paired with her and I’m so grateful for everything I learned from her.

Written by A.N. on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Mrs D is soft spoken that makes talking to her so easy and effortlessly.

Written by R.I. on Oct 02, 2020 after therapy with Deana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have only know Deana a short time but she has already taken stock of my situation and offered sound advice. My compliments!

Written by D.A. on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Deana has been awesome to talk with, responds quickly and even sends encouraging and thought provoking messages when I’m too busy to respond properly. After a few weeks I am feeling a lot better and am navigating my way out of the situations that had me so stressed!

Written by S.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Deana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Deana has helped me in ways I didn’t even know I needed. She pays close attention to my needs and she is very supportive and real! I respect her honesty and the time she puts into helping me. Definitely the best therapy I have gotten period.

Written by C.H. on Mar 28, 2020 after therapy with Deana for 2 days

Deana is absolutely wonderful!! I’m truly looking forward to talking with her again via email and over the phone. I would highly recommend her!! Thank you!!

Written by T.A. on May 29, 2019 after therapy with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Deana is an amazing mentor that really keys in on what is important!

Written by G.A. on May 23, 2019 after therapy with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I am so grateful for having Deana as my counselor. I feel like she is very understanding of my problems and she is helping me come up with answers to what I'm going through.