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Dana L. Thomas, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing since 1999. Dana spent several years as a professional in the nutrition community prior to becoming a therapist. Her growing interest in family dynamics and wellness naturally led her to pursue an advanced degree in counseling.Dana worked in private practice, child custody mediation, and has extensive experience with children and adolescents of diverse background and mental health needs.She has additional training in addictions and substance abuse issues. Dana has a special interest and training in couples counseling, experience with body image issues, individuals, couples, teens, parenting issues and family therapy. Dana is familiar with the challenges of children diagnosed with ADHD and their family needs. She has experience working with domestic violence issues and treatment to improve anger management skills. Dana strives to teach effective communication skills, connectedness within relationships and to assist each person to achieve balance and meaning in their life.
In addition to focusing on symptom remission, she enjoys learning how patients utilize their belief system to cope with mental illness, and how they might incorporate this to enhance their treatment. Her goal is to partner with patients to optimize the combination of thoughtful medication management, therapy, spirituality, and healthy living practices to foster a positive quality of life. She completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.She is originally from Northern California.
A board certified adult psychiatrist and fellowship trained child-adolescent psychiatrist practising since 1981. MD at University of Utah. All psychiatry training at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Joining the Linder Group in October 2014 to coordinate with multidisciplinary team members and add my experience to provide care for patients of all ages with a range of mental health needs. Practiced in north-east Ohio then eastern Idaho. Relocated to Sacramento two years ago to be near family. Understands treating the complex problems of returning military members because of recent work with at the Sacramento VA.Values:
Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with 14 years experience working with foster children, adolescents, families, and adults, to help maximize their potential. My approach is strength based, goal orientated with emphasis on gaining insight and coping skills. Additionally, I have 3 years experience in a psychiatric hospital setting and provide Spanish speaking accommodations.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from National University, Sacramento, with an MA in Counseling Psychology. I obtained my state license in Marriage & Family Therapy in December 2007 and became established as a lead clinician in the Prenatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder program for more than four years at Kidsfirst Family & Resource Centers in Roseville, California.
Carmen was a participant in an educational video aimed towards postpartum depression awareness. This author has a vast experience in post-traumatic stress disorders, grief counseling’s, depression and anxiety, acculturation problems and is bilingual and bi-cultural.
Carmen has completed the requirements for level A Interpersonal Therapy training by the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute, which addresses interpersonal problems, such as role transitions, grief and loss issues, and communication problems.
Carmen uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address issues such as self-esteem, confidence and assertive communication and particularly enjoys working with teenagers and adults as well as following her Catholic faith.