Dana Helman LMFT
When our difficulties are intruding and impairing our life it is time to seek help. I want to congratulate you on taking the first step towards making a meaningful and important change in your life. Asking for help and wanting to make a change in your life is not easy and takes a lot of courage. Often we do not have the right coping skills to manage our emotions and relationships, causing life to get complicated. Whether it's a new or recurrent problem, if you feel anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or experiencing relationship problems, I am here for you.
"challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful"
- Joshua J. Marine
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and extremely passionate about my work. I am specifically interested in working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with Eating Disorders, anxiety, and anxiety-related disorders.
I was born and raised in Israel and moved to the Bay Area with my family Twelve years ago. I earned my bachelor's degree in Israel and did clinical work with children and at-risk youth prior to moving to the US. In the US, I attended John F. Kennedy University in San Jose and earned my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. I completed my internship at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, working both in the outpatient and inpatient units and at the San Jose County Jail working with the incarcerated population.
Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC #93703
Certified FBT therapist
Certified CBT-E therapist
Member of The Academy For Eating Disorders.
Member of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Member of International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals ((iaedp)
I believe in providing timely and effective treatment that is accurately tailored to the individual's needs using evidence-based strategies. I believe that the success of therapy has a lot to do with the connection between the client and the therapist. I provide a safe, relaxed, and comfortable environment that enables my clients to develop trust in order for them to be themselves and to open up.
In therapy, we will explore the things that are holding you back, causing pain, and impacting your relationships and the people you care about and love the most. We will work together to create the changes that you want to make in your life and make those changes meaningful and long-lasting. You will be able to take back control and enjoy life again.
Areas of special interest
Eating Disorders, Anxiety, OCD, Panic Disorders, Social Anxiety, Performance Anxiety, Specific Phobia, Skin Picking (Excoriation Disorder), Trichotillomania, Depression, Couples therapy, Parenting, and Stress Management.
FBT (I am FBT certified), CBT, Family Therapy, Certified Clinical Supervisor.