Dana SajLCSW

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Availability

In Eastern Time

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I want people to feel comfortable around me, whether that's in my personal life or in therapy sessions. I have always been told that I am a good listener, and I like to let people share their story with me at their own pace. It is important to me for clients to see that I am a human being too!

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Defining success in therapy is a collaborative and ongoing process between the client and the clinician. I believe that clients are the expert on their own life. I use a solution-focused lens to help clients identify what they want to work towards and define in their own terms what success will look like. We re-visit goals throughout our time together to assess progress and make any adjustments

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Everybody can benefit from therapy at one point or another! Going to therapy does not mean that there is something wrong with you. It means that you are taking an important step in taking care of yourself

Specialties

General Expertise

In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits

Fees

$100

First Session

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Licensure

NY, LCSW, 084555

Education

MSW, Children and Family Concentration, University at Buffalo

Work History

I started and spent many years of my social work career at a nonprofit agency where I worked with families of teenagers who were involved with the juvenile justice system. In addition to providing intense in-home therapy, I attended court hearings, school meetings, and other collaborative appointments. I was further trained in Strategic Family Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Solution Focused - Trauma Informed Care, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also spent many years as a supervisor there, where I oversaw teams of therapists who were working with families. My most recent work in a health clinic helped me to strengthen my individual counseling skills. While there, I provided behavioral health services such as therapy sessions with a wide range of clientele, crisis assessments, hospital discharge follow ups, and connection to additional resources as needed. I also continued utilizing relationships with other key persons such as doctors, nurses, case workers, and family members to help clients work towards success.

Location

Tonawanda, 14150, NY