Dana L. Hall

Counselor, MA, LCPC, QMHP

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Dana L. Hall, MA, LCPC, QMHP, Counselor in Downers Grove
(708) 315-2066 Website

Dana L. Hall

Counselor, MA, LCPC, QMHP


Location

Irving & Associates in Behavioral Health
5151 Mochel Drive
Unit 307
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
(708) 315-2066

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Ready to take the next step? Dana L. Hall has over a decade of diverse clinical experience with an approach to therapy that centers on an empathetic, transparent, and strength-based counseling style. She is certified in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Therapy) which can benefit anyone who has experienced a single or repeated experience of sexual, physical, or mental abuse or who has developed post-traumatic symptoms, depression, or anxiety as a result of the loss of a loved one or exposure to violence in the home or community.

In addition, she has created an individual program for DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) to target clients' individual needs. The basic concepts of DBT such as mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance are covered on a one-on-one basis. Includes materials and workbook.

She is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and follows the WPATH standards of care. She has a strong network for resources/referrals as a community advocate/ally. "Every day is your chance to make your life what you would like it to be."

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Saint Xavier University
  • License and State: 180007329 Illinois

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Accept HSA
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Will check benefits for you.
  • Will work out single-payer agreements.
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Counseling Association
  • Member Since: 2009
  • Certificate: Crisis Management Specialist
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Dana L. Hall's Groups

Managing Difficult Emotions (DBT group)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for persons struggling with emotion regulation issues (e.g., rapid mood changes, intense and debilitating emotions, etc.).The overarching goal of DBT is to obtain "a life worth living" by providing skills to manage emotions, tolerate distress, and improve relationships.DBT has been shown to be effective in reducing suicidal behaviors,hospitalizations, and problems with anger, depression, and hopelessness. Participants will learn an array of skills to manage their emotions and the impulsive and almost automatic behaviors that often accompany strong emotions. Interested in joining? Go to DanaHallTherapy.com for more information.

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Becoming More Mindful: Mindfulness & Meditation

This group focuses on Mindfulness which is a state of moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment. It incorporates self-regulation practices that focus on training attention and awareness in order to bring mental processes under greater voluntary control and thereby foster general mental well-being-such as calmness, clarity and concentration. Research indicates mindfulness may be beneficial for those coping with attention deficit issues, depression, anxiety, addiction, stress/life transitions, relational issues and others that want to gain a deeper understanding of self. Many participants report increase in self-awareness/insight & decrease in emotional reactivity.

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Marital Counseling/Discernment

Discernment counseling is a way for couples to look at their options before making a final decision about divorce. It is most appropriate for couples where one partner wants to preserve and repair the relationship and the other is leaning towards ending it. This approach differs from regular marriage counseling in three ways: a) the goal is not to solve problems in the relationship, but to figure out whether the problems can be solved; b) the process involves mainly individual conversations with each partner, since they each have different needs and agendas, and c) it is always short term.

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Location

Irving & Associates in Behavioral Health
5151 Mochel Drive
Unit 307
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
(708) 315-2066

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital/Couples, Gender Dysphoria
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017
Dana L. Hall, MA, LCPC, QMHP, Counselor in Downers Grove

Dana L. Hall

Counselor, MA, LCPC, QMHP