About Dana

Dana is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Fairbanks, Alaska.

With over 23 years’ experience as a chemical dependency counselor and five years as License Professional Counselor, and as a graduate of Springfield College of Human Service, in Springfield Massachusetts specializing in EMDR, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Red Road Recovery, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Dana has been in the Sunrise Counseling & Therapy Service LLP office since December 2014. Before that he worked in different agency throughout Alaska. The areas that are his interest consist of Chemical Dependency, Depression, Trauma, Anxiety, and Greif issues. Dana is also is very knowledgably about the Red Road Approach to Healing.

His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients move through their life struggles. He incorporates many different techniques and therapies into his session to offer an individualize approach to his clients. He helps the client see the strengths they have and builds upon those strengths to help motivate the client to achieve their goal they commit too.

After hours, Dana is home helping his wife take care of the thirteen Huskies that they have. Dana enjoys hunting, trapping and fishing. Dana was raised in a family that made Black Ash Baskets. The family depended on that for survival.

Education:
B.S. in Human Services from Springfield College, Massachusetts
M.S in Community Psychology from Springfield College, Massachusetts

License & Certifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor #609 Board of Professional Counselors, State of Alaska
Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor #3034 Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification
Administrator (ADM) # 3034 Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification
Additional Training

Emergency Trauma Technician

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Trauma Informed Care

Professional Activities and Memberships:
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
ACA: American Counseling Association
LPC: License Professional Counselor, Board of Professional Counselors, State of Alaska