Dana Joud

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Dana believes collective and individual healing are crucial to liberation and therapy can be a tool used to help process, name, and transform the wounds which materialize from personal and structural barriers. Navigating oppression can affect mental health and Dana is deeply committed to unpacking the ways societal injustice impacts psychological stress and one’s relationship to self. A core value of Dana's practice is uplifting clients as the experts in their lives, identities, and therapeutic journey. Dana also values and honors the complex ways we all show up; the strengths, challenges, and joys. Collaboration and relationship building are the foundation of a strong therapeutic dynamic, Dana looks forward to the opportunity to build with each person who enters the therapeutic space. 

Dana's values are inspired by creators who complicate and expand the narratives of existence, utilizing Transfeminist, Critical Race, and Queer Theories in therapy to address mental health and healing. 

Education and Training

MSW • Smith College School for Social Work

BA • Sociology emphasis • Evergreen State College

Areas of Specialization

QTPOC identity formation, couples therapy, trans and GNC clients, oppression, intersectionality, anxiety, depression, grief & loss

Theoretical Orientation

  • Trauma-informed

  • Psychodynamic

  • Critical Race Theory

  • Disability Justice

  • Queer Theory