Dana Kostas, MA, LAC
Dana is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the State of New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Gordon College in 2005 and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Applied Psychology from Rowan University in 2008. Dana has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings since 2005. Much of her experience has been with adolescents dealing with substance abuse related issues with co-occurring mood, anxiety and/or behavioral problems. She worked closely with the families of adolescents providing family therapy and believes family involvement and family therapy are often a vital part in helping individuals overcome a myriad of problems. Dana also has worked with individuals overcoming various traumas and the anxiety and flood of emotions that accompany such experiences.
“Sometimes circumstances in life or experiences can leave one feeling broken. I strive to come along side those I counsel and to help them pick up the pieces and feel whole again. I strongly believe that the therapeutic process can do this both on an individual level and within the unique relationships and dynamics of the family. Through identifying the patterns and connections between one’s thoughts, emotions, behaviors and within one’s relationships positive change can occur.”