Dana Peterson Dorsett, Therapist in Wilmington, North Carolina — Zencare
Dana  Peterson Dorsett
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Dana Peterson Dorsett

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New Jersey, North Carolina Accepting Online
Wilmington Accepting In-person
Updated November 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dana Peterson Dorsett is a licensed clinical social worker. She works with adult individuals and couples. Her clients are all seeking similar outcomes to therapy: better communication with the self and others, inner peace and happiness, and to grow. Most of Dana’s clients seek her out due to fears or anxiety of the future, pain of the past or an uncertainty in the present. Many are feeling stuck, others are going through some sort of transition.

Dana has a holistic and non-judgmental approach combining Mindfulness and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) techniques. These techniques help you live more often in the present with less critique and more compassion. Dana will give you tools and skills to calm and focus like meditation, breath techniques and imagery exercises. You will learn how to create more balance in your life by exploring all levels of your whole self: Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual. Dana interweaves Bowen Family Systems into her couples sessions. In these sessions you will continue to work on your individual issues. This work is great if you have communication issues, as you both grow as individuals and as a couple together. Dana's specialties include: Anxiety, depression, woman's issues, infertility, relationship issues, grief, health issues, trauma and transitions. She also uses Hypnotherapy for trauma, anxiety, pain, cravings, weight loss, and phobias (as well as other issues).

Dana strives to create an atmosphere of acceptance so that you can feel safe to open-up and be you. Clients appreciate her easy going nature and keen insight and intuition. She has 20+ years of experience and is dedicated to helping you learn, grow and create the life you desire. Outside of work she enjoys Nature, gardening, cooking & yoga.

She offers online and in office sessions.


Message to clients

I do believe that as you and I move through our lives, we will be confronted with all sorts of challenging experiences. It’s not so much about what’s happening to us, more importantly, it’s about where we decide to place our focus, how we decide to handle the situation (we have choices) and who we decide to become because of the situation.

I will give you a variety of tools and skills to help you through this journey of self-development and growth, so that you can have a clearer view of your life situation. With more clarity, you can begin to make choices based on what you believe in, leading to more meaning and purpose.

I look forward to meeting with you soon. I would love to share this journey with you.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Dana Peterson Dorsett is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $160

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 6pm
  • Tue 9am to 6pm
  • Wed 9am to 6pm
  • Thu 9am to 6 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun closed

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 6pm
  • Tue 9am to 6pm
  • Wed 9am to 6pm
  • Thu 9am to 6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Wilmington practice
Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 6pm
  • Tue 9am to 6pm
  • Wed 9am to 6pm
  • Thu 9am to 6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Self employed, Psychotherapist, 2005 - Present

Fordham University, Masters Degree, 1999
New York University, Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1984


Licensure

New Jersey: 44SC05197000

North Carolina: C014650


Languages

English

French


Therapy Groups

Dana  Peterson Dorsett
A Mindfulness Group: De-Stress Find your Balance

Slow down, Re-connect, Re-set. Perhaps you are tired, seeking clarity, stressed out, need some ME TIME. In this group you will Slow down the nervous system, Re-connect with your inner self, (what feeds your body-mind-soul), Re-set your body.