Dana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania who has experience working with older adolescents and adults across the lifespan; addressing issues including trauma, pain management, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, acute and post-traumatic stress disorders, anger management, grief and loss, attention deficit disorders, life transitions, stress and health issues. She is experienced working with individuals, couples and families, including active military, veterans and their families. Dana is also versed in working with person’s with life-threatening health conditions and their families, as well as parents who have children with special needs.
Dana’s approach to therapy is client-centered, strength-based, person-in-environment focused working with clients to develop the skills and resources to support practical based solutions to their stresses and challenges. Dana’s techniques are based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy to inspire, hope and promote resiliency across a diverse client base.
Dana graduated Summa Cum Laud and was further honored as Outstanding Graduate, earning her master’s degree in social work from California University of Pennsylvania. in 2001, and obtained a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985. Dana spent over 15 years working in the public mental health systems within Westmoreland and Fayette Counties prior to pursuing her MSW.
National Association of Social Workers
Westmoreland County Office of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities, Advisory Board Chair
Robert Ketterer Charter School, Board Member
American Red Cross, Services to the Armed Forces, Mind & Body and Reconnection Workshop Facilitator for Children & Adults