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Deana Gozder, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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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.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deana Gozder. 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.

Deana is irreplaceable.

Written on Dec 24, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Deana was wonderful and incredibly patient! She was willing to hear me out and help me get on the correct steps I needed to get on with my life. With her help I found the push to go and get a proper diagnosis for myself. She's wonderful, thank you so much, Deana.

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Working with Deana has been wonderful. Her skills have been a great benefit to me and I have made a lot of progress working with her. She's extremely supportive both during sessions and in between sessions.

Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Deana is great what she does she understand very well what her patient needs and aslo caring cause always find away to check on her patients

Shes the best

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Deana Gozder is an exceptional therapist. She listens carefully and her responses, at the same time compassionate and practical, clearly reflect that she hears - and understands - what you are communicating.

Written on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Deana for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Very professional

Written 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