She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Rivia Mind Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dana received her BA from Goucher College graduating as Phi Beta Kappa and received her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. Dana has an extensive background in providing outpatient therapy with experience in anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, bipolar and working with the LGTBQ+ community. Dana uses a trauma informed, holistic and evidence-based approach to empower her clients to work through their thoughts and feelings. Her modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative, strengths based, and motivational interviewing.
Dana’s clients, no matter their specific needs, make the most progress when they can be open-minded, recognize their strengths and weaknesses, and adapt their patterns of thinking. She believes in a partnership to develop insights and strategies to improve mental health.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Rivia Mind, Therapist, 2023 - Present
Rutgers, the State University, Master of Social Work, 2019
Rutgers, the State University, Certificate of Violence Against Women and Children, 2019
Goucher College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,, 2016
New Jersey: 44SC06023800