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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.