Dana Denny, MA, LMFT Associate
Serving Children, Women, & Couples
Philosophy and Approach:
I believe that therapy is a collaborative, sacred space where clients bring themselves and their stories. Using your stories and experiences, our work together will center on your present circumstance as well as your hopes and expectations for the future. I believe sessions at their most positive are creative, practical, enriching, challenging, and helpful. As a systems and attachment trained intern, our work together may involve your patterns in relationships, responses to trauma, what you value, social challenges you experience, and/or your strengths and resources. I incorporate emotion-focused therapy, child-centered play therapy, internal family systems therapy and mindfulness into therapy sessions. I will strive at providing you support and respect while we discover ways to help you live a more peaceful, authentic, and fulfilled life.
Our therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance to me. Honesty and vulnerability will be a crucial aspect of our working therapeutic relationship. Together, we will co-create a space of safety, warmth, healing and peace. Using the therapeutic relationship, our work together will center around discovering and interpreting your needs, feelings, and desires. By offering you compassion and affirmation, I hope to assist you in experiencing the change you desire. I welcome all feedback regarding our work together and strive on providing a space where open discussion about our process together is welcome.
Formal Education, Training, and Experience:
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Houston. I completed my Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling at George Fox University. Major coursework includes Clinical Internship, Principles & Techniques of Counseling, Psychopathology, Personality and Counseling Theory, Social and Cultural Foundations, Group Theory and Therapy, Human Growth and Development, Play Therapy, Couple and Family Therapy, and Professional Orientation.
I have completed a special externship training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy through the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), special training in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills, Crisis Intervention and Risk Assessment, Shame Resilience, Trauma Informed Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Eating Disorders, Human Sexuality, Animal Assisted Play Therapy and Addictions.
Continuing Education and Supervision:
I am currently a registered associate in the state of Oregon (#R6507). As a registered associate, I adhere to the Code of Ethics set by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and American Counseling Association. Supervisors abide by their respective national Board’s Code of Ethics, the State of Oregon laws, statutes, regulations and rules. My current supervisor is Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, Ph.D., LMFT (OR and CA), License #T1004. My counseling sessions may be recorded and shared with my supervisor, with your consent, for training purposes.
Fees & Cancellation Policy:
The standard fee for an Individual, Couple and Child-Centered Play Therapy counseling session is $125.00 for a 50-minute session. For an 80-minute Intake session the standard fee is $170.00. I accept cash, check and credit cards. Payment for services will be due at the beginning of each session. Should your financial situation change during our therapy contract, please speak with me before discontinuing services to see if I am able to provide you a discounted service. In the event you need to cancel your session, please contact me within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment to avoid being charged for the session.
Please contact me at 541-293-8174 to schedule an appointment or to schedule a complimentary 20-minute introductory phone call.