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Dana Fears, LPC

Therapist

"As a provider, I am trauma-informed because I have real-life experience. There is a mental health history in my family, and I have overcome a previous domestic violence marriage. For me, counseling is a privilege. It is a way to give back, as well as support and give confidence to others. I will always keep my humility from my own recovery and look at that piece in how I remain trauma-informed when I interact with others. I tend to be extremely empathic with a cheerful disposition. I have no problem letting my clients know if they can’t be positive, that I will support them in being neutral, which sometimes is a huge and necessary shift that they can learn in order to allow them to later cultivate positivity and transcend obstacles that they are currently facing."

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You can expect a direct, warm, and interpersonal approach from me as a therapist. I genuinely care about each client. I am authentic and present for people as a therapist, and I encourage deep processing as well as the development of alternate thought patterns. At my core, I am always aimed with the ultimate therapeutic goal of teaching people to become aware of significant sensations within themselves and their environment so that they respond fully and reasonably.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Family Conflict
  • Realtionship issues
  • Bipolar Disorder

MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)

National Alliance of Grieving Children

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Center of Learning Disabilities

Depression and Bipolar Alliance

BIO

Dana Fears is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Her clinical experience includes community mental health (rural and metro). She’s previously worked as a community-based therapist, in intensive outpatient and outpatient settings, and as a school-based therapist prior to joining this practice. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in Counseling. Her focus includes, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, long-term illness, disability, Bipolar and relationship issues. As a trauma-informed therapist, she understands that just as everyone has a story to tell, everyone has a story to heal from. There are no "bad" parts of the self no matter what you’re experiencing, and her goal of therapy is not to eliminate parts but to help you find your non-extreme role in your life.

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE.

Her clinical experience includes community mental health (rural and metro). She’s previously worked as a community-based therapist, in intensive outpatient and outpatient settings, and as a school-based therapist prior to joining this practice.

Education

  • MS, Mental Health Counseling - Nova Southeastern University
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Awards

  • Licensed Professional Counselor- LPC
  • Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist - CGCS-CA
  • Certified Addictions Counselor- CADC-1
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Affiliations

  • Achieve Medical Center
  • National Alliance of Grieving Children
  • Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists