My passion is holistic healing with a commitment to helping my clients reach optimal wellness naturally. I specialize in Nutritional Psychology and use Targeted Amino Acid Therapy (TAAT) to help stabilize brain-chemistry and hormonal imbalances that contribute to – or cause – mood disorders. I utilize Contemplative Psychotherapy and dietary evaluation in conjunction with laboratory testing. Together, these techniques help discover physiological and biochemical imbalances that can contribute to psychological issues.

I hold a Masters Degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University, Boulder CO and a BA in Journalism and Speech Communication from Miami University, Oxford OH. I work with young adults (16+), adults and elders.

I offer a free, 20-minute initial consultation. I am an out of network provider for most insurance companies. I offer a few grants for clients who cannot afford my full fee. Please feel free to ask me about the application process and whether or not I currently I have any grant positions available at this time.

Testimonials

“Dana has been fantastic to work with. I started working with Dana during a very trying time in my life. I lacked the hope to be able to see my potential or move forward with my goals. Dana has helped me see that I can overcome many obstacles and has given me many tools that I will use throughout my life as I face my trials. I would recommend her services to anyone that I care about.”
A.P., age 25

“Working with Dana has been an amazingly healing experience. After struggling for years with bulimia, negative body image and depression, I’m finally at the end of the tunnel and loving life! Dana’s kindness, compassion and gentle guidance have allowed me to break old patterns and create a new, positive and healthy outlook on life. I look at the world with new eyes and my experiences feel so much richer. I could never thank Dana enough for helping me improve the way I relate to myself, better the quality of my thoughts and my overall attitude on life.”
F.L., age 30

“Part of what I have found with Dana is that I am able to open up to her on a level that is not only spiritual but practical.  She guides my consciousness in a way that allows me to be curious about myself rather than judgmental.  I have never worked with someone that is so able to be authentic and hold the space for me to become authentic as well.  Not only has Dana taught me things about myself, she has taught me how to delve deep in a safe way, while alone with my journal.”
J.J., age 37

Education

  • Naropa University
    MA Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Miami University
    BA Journalism & Speech Communication

Training & Experience

  • Founder and former President of the Denver Metro Int’l Assoc of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) chapter
  • Gastalt (currently enrolled at Gestalt Institute of the Rockies)
  • Hakomi
  • Adjunct Faculty at Naropa University
  • Denver Institute of Integrative Yoga – Yoga Teacher Training
  • LGBT (LGBTQQIP2SAA) Issues
  • EMDR
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Meditation
  • Tong Len
  • Trauma
  • DSM-IV Assessment & Treatment Plans
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Gottman’s Marital Therapy Model
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • DUI Group Counseling