"You will find your way. It is in the same place as your love."
HI, I'M DANA
I help people move through the fears they have about life and who they are (or are not) to reclaim pleasure, authenticity, and alignment.
Known for my fiery, rebellious, curious, compassionate and empathetic nature, I love deep conversation, playing and singing music, french fries, forests, shorelines, sunsets, being an Auntie, and my cat babies Andie and Esme.
I believe you are the expert on your life, and the wisdom and knowledge you need to direct and care for yourself in meaningful ways lives within you. As your therapist, it is not my job to tell you what to do, but rather to help you break down the doors preventing you from accessing the place inside you where this wisdom already lives.
Drawing from my training and experience with eating disorders, grief, mindfulness, yoga (or as I like to call it, breathing and stretching on a mat), social work, conflict resolution, mediation, and Body Trust®, I take a whole-person (body, mind, emotion, and spirit) approach to healing, helping you to connect with yourself in new ways to enhance overall feelings of self-worth and aliveness.
Whether it's smashing cultural expectations or self-limitations, seeing you without pre-tense or judgment, sitting silently through painful experiences, laughing, co-conspiring ways to create change, and holding space for you to be exactly who you need to be, I will be your wild warrior on your journey to self-acceptance and transformation.
I believe that all bodies are worthy as they are. I do not make assumptions about health based on body size or gender based on anatomy. I don't promote or offer weight-loss as part of my practice (but believe me I understand the desire for it) and instead work from a more meaningful weight inclusive and gender affirming paradigm which focuses on personal behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes as markers of overall wellbeing.
Wild at Heart,