Dana Kinnard Counseling

Client Reviews

It is often helpful to know what other people think when trying to decide whether a particular therapist is right for you.
- The following testimonials are graciously provided by clients -

"For me, luckily, I met the right person at the right time in Dana. Her talent lies in her ability to gently probe your story, then offer an arsenal of practical ideas. Dana is very solution oriented. I have come to really appreciate her expertise, insight, empathy and dedication to her clients. As Brene Brown said "When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending". Dana helped me author an exciting new ending." KB
" I am writing to those of you who are looking for a counselor that is at the highest level of analytical competency, you will find it in Dana... I became a widower after 49 years of marriage. I was floundering, trying to find my way in this new world. A friend suggested Dana.  Dana was the perfect antidote! She convinced me that I can once again enjoy my life. First I had to push myself to do the activities I enjoy, while learning to live as a single man. It is working so well with just four weekly sessions. I realize the job is not done, I have come a long way..... Dana has been a God send to me. I am sure she will be the same for you. Mel B.
"I consulted Dana Kinnard for work and personal issues that had been overwhelming and quite distressing for me.  I found her to be an attentive, objective listener and a great source of professional guidance.  She not only helped me see the whole picture logically but she encouraged me to see that I could get back on my feet, which I have since done.  I am happier and more peaceful than I have been in several years.  If you are considering getting some guidance for your life's challenges, I would highly recommend Dana Kinnard as a resource of advice, guidance and comfort".    JF
"I was dealing with various life issues that I just couldn't seem to sort out. I felt stuck.  Although I had my friends and family to talk to, I recognized I needed a professional to really sort things out in a more objective, yet thoughtful way.  I met with Dana and immediately found her to be warm, insightful, and knowledgeable. Through therapy sessions and agreed upon assignments between our meetings, Dana was able to help me sift through the various issues and find a way forward.  She empowered me with her support,  direction, and collaboration to make difficult, yet necessary decisions. She helped me to see some of my blind spots in a compassionate way.  I am happy to say that working with Dana got me "unstuck" and I have made several positive changes in my life.  As one who has worked in the mental health field, I can assure you that all counselors are not the same. Dana Kinnard stands out and above using  her education, life experience, and insights to help her clients". KP
"Dana is a uniquely genuine and straight-forward individual.  She is quite bright and quickly assesses "what's going on" in order to provide guidance which includes actionable tasks that serve to assist one in addressing whatever challenge has been identified.  When seeing a therapist, the possibility exists to talk and talk and talk and talk for years without making any real progress.  From my experience, that type of perpetual therapy is not Dana's goal.  She is authentically motivated to help people move forward with their lives, in a positive way.  In working with Dana, I found her to be compassionate and supportive yet not once ever glossing over any truth I needed to hear or address.  I appreciated her honesty and realism, greatly.  I always will."  DP
"Dana provides a safe haven of sound advice and support through life's challenges and  transitions. Counseling focuses on reality based techniques and strategies to help clients be self aware and find solutions.  Dana helped me immensely through a very difficult time in my life when I struggled with family, relationship and work issues that led to high levels of stress and anxiety."   Nicole M  
"Dana has a unique ability to take a large, complex problem and quickly cut to the heart of the matter. Unlike other counselors I've had contact with, she is not hesitant to tell the honest truth and gives concise, actionable feedback.  With Dana, you're not likely to get mired up in endless details and emotional dead ends, rather you'll come face to face with some realities and learn how to make peace with them...I'm not saying that counseling is easy, but Dana made it worthwhile....I would recommend Dana to any person or couple that has a desire to improve.  If you have an open mind and are willing to do the  work, she will help you define your goals and give you the tools you need to achieve them."   Corey W
"My doctor sure knew his stuff when he suggested you to me!  I was so down, so confused, such a tangled mess I couldn't see the forest for the trees. I had no energy, didn't want to get out of bed,and just was angry with everyone. I felt so overwhelmed with everything. Your smart and thoughtful solutions were a quick way for me to realize that I only had to stop for a minute to realize that I had been spending so much time and energy talking care of everyone else I never took time for myself ! Then some of the stress began to fall away, and Dana's ideas and concepts were so down to earth I could implement them at once.  Now that I feel so much better, my energy has returned, I am able to enjoy all the things I always loved to do and am looking forward to the next steps in my life. I highly recommend Dana for anyone seeking to get help with their problems large or small, and as a wonderful person to talk through life's issues with in a warm and comfortable setting."  Stephanie K
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