Dana is a registered counsellor with Australian Community Counsellors Association (ACCA) and provides in person sessions from Melbourne Integrated Therapies. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Infant Mental Health with the University of Melbourne, is a trained Jungian coach and volunteers for the C.G. Jung Society of Melbourne.
Dana has over a decade of experience in healthcare as a speech pathologist and is passionate about diversity affirming supports. In additional to providing allied health mentoring with Under the Oak Training, she is a National Speech Pathology Clinical Lead with Ability Action Australia.
Counselling and mentoring sessions with Dana are strength-based and transformative, offering a unique space to reflect deeply on meaningful experiences and transitions. Dana has presented at national conferences, been interviewed for international conferences and presented workshops at public events including Radical Self-care for Women the Seven Sisters Festival (2022).
Dana is a "word nerd" - fascinated by evolving word meanings and the exploration of symbols.
She loves to read, write, dance, paint, surf and be in the company of children and animals. Dana feels deeply connected to her ancestry and Lithuanian folklore mythology. She also has lived experience of trans-generational war trauma, familial mental illness and antenatal anxiety and depression.