Dana values and honors the complex ways we all show up in life: the strengths, challenges, and joys. She collaborates with clients to build strong relationships and looks forward to the opportunity to build with each person who enters the session space. Dana believes that collective and individual healing are crucial to liberation, and that therapy can be a tool to help process, name, and transform the wounds of personal and structural traumas.
A core value to Dana's practice is uplifting clients as the experts in their own lives, identities, and therapeutic journey. Navigating oppression can affect mental health and Dana is deeply committed to unpacking the ways racism, binaries, and capitalism exacerbate psychological stress. She enjoys working with young people, adults, and Queer and Trans People of Color. She is dedicated to continuous learning, expanding her skill-set and incorporating feedback in her therapeutic process.
Education and Training
MSW Candidate • 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
Critical Race Theory