Dana believes in the power of the counselling process and is committed to serving the North Shore community. She has an in-depth background in community development and homelessness prevention which has fueled her passion for social justice. She has supported children with behavioral challenges and individuals with eating disorders. She is interested in supporting families and individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship conflicts.
Dana uses her empathetic and warm presence to enhance her connection with clients, to build rapport and trust, and ultimately to support the journey of healing, feeling connected to one’s community and achieving self-acceptance. Her open attitude towards the diverse identities of others is central to her practice.
Dana creates a non-judgemental and inclusive safe space for clients to share about their emotional pain and distress while using a trauma-informed lens and strengths-based approach. Her counselling style draws centrally from Adlerian Therapy as well as Family Systems Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Dana holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria. Currently, she is completing her Masters of Counselling Psychology at Adler University with the goal of becoming a Registered Clinical Counsellor.