DANA SAVAGE (they/them/theirs & she/her/hers)
Mental Health Counseling Intern

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I enter from a space of collaboration and empathy to help clients build empowered narratives, learn new skills for coping, and facilitate compassionate healing. I work through a variety of therapeutic modalities to create a plan tailored to their client’s individual goals and experiences. Grounded in psychodynamic theory, I draw from feminist, relational, dialectic-behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral modalities to strive toward holistic mental wellbeing. My work is queer-, kink-, and poly- affirming and draws upon practices for undoing racism and uplifting marginalized experiences. 

I was a collaborative theater director for five years before starting a community-led sexual wellness company. My work in sex education is trauma-informed and touches on topics like sexual identity integration, reproductive rights, non-normative relationship structures, and sexual violence. Additionally, my personal experiences influence her interests in adult ADHD, differential diagnosis in women, disability, and LGBTQIA+ issues. 

 

I am a graduate student at Northwestern University studying clinical mental health counseling where I am on the board of DEI and received an emerging scholar position for research about queer parenthood. I also hold a graduate certificate in human gender and sexuality from the Kinsey Institute. 

If you think that we might be a good fit, please call the intake coordinator, Anastasia, at (917) 426-5807 or email intake@expressyourselftherapynyc.com