I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. I spent the early part of my career working in inpatient hospital settings, where I gained significant training and experience in the treatment of diverse individuals and families with a broad range of mental health concerns. Working in a private practice affords me the ability to maintain a continuing therapeutic relationship, and allows me to be present through times of crisis as well as the gradual process of personal growth.
Through my life and work experience, I learned to view my work through the lens of anti-oppression: I acknowledge the impact that systemic, cultural, and societal expectations have on our daily existence and sense of self. We all carry with us a unique set of intersecting identities, which, taken together, influence our life experiences and shape our worldview. I believe that the foundation of mental health exists in the exploration of these identities and the radical acceptance of our whole selves.
While I am happy to offer my strengths based, client centered services to all who walk through my door, I have particular interest and experience in treating individuals coping with anxiety, depression, and related mood disorders, addiction, life transitions, trauma, and issues unique to the LGBTQIA+ community.
I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life, and employ an eclectic, culturally sensitive approach to mental health services. Because each person is unique, I draw on a variety of evidence-based theoretical orientations and styles tailored to your specific treatment goals and needs. I believe that effective therapy is a collaborative process between clinician and client, and above all else, I strive to offer a safe space in which to explore your personal barriers to positive growth, and provide non-judgmental guidance and compassionate challenging of the patterns and behaviors that stand in your way.
I look forward to working with you to identify and develop an individual approach to meeting your therapeutic goals!
For more information about my practice, please visit my website: www.danakahnpsychotherapy.com
Preferred pronouns: She/Her