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Dana Molinari, lcsw

Dana brings a warm, supportive and collaborative approach to her counseling style. She incorporates a range of theories and interventions, drawing from mindfulness, family systems, attachment theory and psychodynamic therapy.

Dana has extensive experience supporting women as they navigate the stressors that can arise during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She has specialized training in perinatal mental health disorders, trauma informed care and mindfulness based stress reduction. Additionally, Dana is passionate about supporting women across the lifespan on issues surrounding mental health, trauma, relationship concerns, domestic violence, and life transitions.

Before joining Aiyana Counseling, Dana worked as a Child and Family Therapist in a school-based program, as a Mental Health Therapist on a mobile mental health crisis team, and as a Clinical Social Worker embedded in a primary care and midwifery clinic setting. Additionally, she spent nearly three years in an administrative role supporting social workers, nurse case managers and resource specialists working in primary care and speciality care clinics. This range of experience has helped inform Dana’s approach to providing therapeutic, individualized care with a focus on honoring diversity in her practice.

Education and training

  • BA in Communication Studies, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

    Masters in Social Work (with an emphasis on Child Abuse and Neglect studies) from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

professional associations

  • Postpartum Support International - Oregon Chapter

    American Case Management Association