Dana Lawson, M.Ed
George Fox University
Moving toward independence is difficult. What is normal? What is ok? Was I supposed to know all of this already?
Learning how to be responsible and navigate all the stressors of adulthood is hard! I can help.
I believe you have a unique story.
I am currently a Master’s level student of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Fox University.
I believe that we all have a unique story and way in which we understand the world around us. These stories are strongly influenced by social and family systems and individual identities and cultures. As a therapist, I am curious about your story – your past, present, and how you want to write the rest of your story. I believe counseling is most effective when it is collaborative. You are the author of your story, and as a therapist, I can walk alongside you to challenge and support as you navigate difficulties, process experiences, make change and find healing and hope.
I want you to walk away from our time together feeling seen and heard, and with solutions and strategies to help you move toward the life you want. I deeply value the power of human connection in the counseling process. I value respect, vulnerability, equity and inclusion, and social justice.
My personal style is relational and authentic, and I enjoy bringing creativity and a bit of humor to the counseling space. I enjoy working with clients experiencing big life transitions: going off to college, adjusting to life in a new city or country, starting a new job, preparing to become a parent or adjusting to parenthood. Some of my interest areas include: career exploration, perinatal and maternal mental health, cultural adjustment, college students, perfectionism and shame. I spent 12 years working in higher education before transitioning to a career in counseling. I also hold a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History.
In my free time you can find me hanging out with my husband, two daughters, our dog and friends and extended family. You can often find me listening to a podcast, binge watching a TV series, exploring our city’s great eats and beautiful outdoors, or daydreaming about my next adventure abroad.
Payments and Fees for Service
Individual Therapy /
35 per session
Group Therapy /
20 per session