Dana is a Licensed Social Worker with over 5 years of post-master’s experience, providing mental health services to children, adolescents and adults. Dana earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Social Work both at Rutgers University. Dana has assisted individuals in a variety of settings including: schools, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs and traditional outpatient therapy. Dana has assisted clients with managing various diagnoses and life challenges including struggles in school, anxiety, depression, peer relationships, self-esteem, relationship struggles, oppositional/defiant behaviors, family dynamics as well as emotional distress related to significant life changes.
Dana believes that the most important step in therapy is building a rapport with the client and tailoring therapeutic approaches based on the client’s needs. An integrative approach is used to incorporate techniques including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, strength-based approach and motivational interviewing. Dana believes that in order for the client to achieve his/her goals, the therapeutic relationship must be strong and the client feel safe and comfortable in the environment.