Dana Belletiere, LICSW, MSED is a psychotherapist, writer, and facilitator with a focus on helping women live authentic, empowered, intentional lives.
I am a licensed therapist with significant experience in the field. I received my Master’s in Education in Human Development in 2004, and my Master’s in Social Work in 2014, both from the University of Pennsylvania. I have worked in a wide variety of mental health settings since 2001, including hospitals, schools, residential treatment facilities, partial and IOP programs, and group and individual private practices. Within these contexts, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with issues including autism, mood disorders, emotional disturbances, anxiety, eating disorders, and stress management, identity development, behavior management, and life transitions.
I take an integrated, multifaceted approach to mental health and wellness, drawing from my education, my years of experience in the mental health field, and specialized trainings. I primarily operate from Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, and Narrative treatment modalities. I also routinely incorporate Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral therapies.
Utilizing a style that is both direct and compassionate, I meet clients as they are, where they are, to work toward the goals that they identify for themselves. I began practicing online therapy (also Telehealth, or online therapy) last year, and have found it to be an excellent tool to serve clients from the comfort of their homes, particularly clients that struggle with anxiety and prefer online to in-person therapy. As my practice began to self-select to primarily include young professionals and college students, I chose to pursue online therapy as my primarily treatment modality to allow myself to serve a wider area and focus on clientele that benefit from my unique treatment approach and areas of specialization.