I am a queer, White, cisgender, licensed clinical social worker who works with adults using a feminist, anti-oppression lens rooted in critical race theory. I have been told that I have a calm, non-judgemental approach which allows for deep self-exploration, and space for experimentation in skill building. I am passionate about helping clients gain a greater understanding of their life traumas in the context of our larger world and systems. I aim to create a space where clients will feel supported and accepted because I believe that we must feel a certain level of safety in order to have the courage to change and grow. Most of my clinical experience has been working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and mood disorders. Outside of the therapy room, I love connecting with nature through hiking and gardening, celebrating music through dance, participating in local progressive organizing groups, and cuddling with my dog, George.
I received my social work training at Smith College School of Social Work, and completed my clinical internships and first years of practice at Duke University School of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences outpatient clinic. I have specific training in psychodynamic theories (such as attachment theories), traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT).
Insurances accepted: BCBS (all plans except Blue Local, Blue Home and Blue Value), Aetna, Cigna, United, self-pay
To set up an appointment with Dana, please click here and complete a referral request form with a specific note requesting Dana as your therapist.