Greetings! I applaud you for thinking about starting therapy. Whether you have been involved in treatment or are considering it for the first time, I know it can feel difficult to start with a new person, so in the hopes of making that easier for you, I'll tell you a bit about myself.
I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2009 and came to Wisconsin for my residency. I liked it so much, I decided to stay. I chose to specialize in Health Psychology after working in the medical field for many years, so in addition to conditions like anxiety/depression, other areas of specialty for me include gyne cancers, fertility preservation, infertility, chronic pain, grief/loss, and end-of-life issues.
I consider my relationship with patients/clients to be a partnership, and I would describe my style as respectful and supportive. My approach to treatment is derived from Patient/Client-Centered theory, as well as Cognitive-Behavioral and motivational techniques. I am also certified in the VA's Evidence Based Treatment for chronic pain.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
WI Psychologist 2920-57
Dr. Wilson has been so helpful to me. I really feel like she actually hears what i am saying to her & she can have a conversation with me about things. I don't feel like I am always being therapized, I feel like she genuinely wants to help me and cares for my well being.
Written on Jun 19, 2023 after therapy with Deana for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
The best therapist I’ve ever had.
Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Deana for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder
Dr. Wilson was wonderful to work with. She was very patient and kind and helped me sort out what was going on
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Dr. Wilson is an excellent therapist—compassionate, patient, very attentive to detail. I also appreciate that she is highly intelligent since I’m pretty well-read and in my head and trying to become more grounded. Definitely gives one a sense of emotional safety. Highly recommend.
Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Dr. Wilson has been absolutely incredible. I am so happy that i connected with her as she had helped me tremendously over the past few months!
Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management
Dr. Wilson is truly the first therapist I have ever had a positive therapy experience with. She is an incredible listener and provides amazing tips and advice. I'm so thankful we were paired together as she has been exactly what I needed with getting through some tumultuous times.
Written on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes