I 'm Dana!
Dana Hildebrand is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a National Certified Counselor under the supervision of Jason Martin, Ph.D., LMFT-S, LPC-S. She received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. She is certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 & 2, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and is an EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing) Trained therapist through EMDRIA. EMDR is a researched proven model utilized to help clients process trauma(s). Her therapy concentration is focused on individuals, couples, and families with an expressed interest in women’s issues. Dana has experience in treating people with anxiety, depression, hopelessness, spirituality, life transitions, attachment issues, divorce recovery, co-dependency, parenting, postpartum depression, and shame. Lastly, Dana is a Certified Life Coach and a former public-school teacher in Central Texas.
Life can be complicated and stressful! A person may feel overwhelmed by the events in their life unsure about how to take the next steps toward finding solutions for change that can bring them peace and stability. Seeking counsel takes courage and making the decision to move forward is often the beginning steps to a journey toward freedom. It is Dana’s desire to walk alongside you in this process!
Dana is dedicated in supporting her clients as they find healing and hope, so they can overcome personal obstacles and improve their lives by strengthening their identity. She is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families to better understand and appreciate themselves and each other in ways that strengthen bonds and enhance their relationships. Dana is excited to see ALL her clients move beyond “surviving towards thriving” as they make positive changes, regain momentum, and find HOPE.
Dana’s clients will be heard, accepted, and made at ease in an environment that gives them the opportunity to face problems without feeling judgment or criticism. Counseling is an amazing journey and a collaborative process where she partners with her clients to determine their goals and find ways to achieve them.
Utilizing a variety of evidence-based psychotherapy techniques as well as incorporating a biblical perspective when desired by clients, Dana strives to honor and respect individuals’ personal belief systems. She approaches counseling through a person-centered, solution-focused, and narrative theory stance providing clients with the opportunity to rewrite their story. Facilitating clients to overcome negative self-beliefs, manage their pain, and enhance performance in a variety of areas resulting in healing and freedom. Her life experiences and perseverance through many storms have given her a unique insight and the ability to empathize with clients in a variety of difficult conditions. Her aspiration is to be a trusted counselor who meets her clients at the point of their greatest need with grace and understanding that brings comfort and peace for the journey!
Personally, Dana believes nutrition and fitness are high performance tools for a vibrant life. Bodybuilding and running are her favorite pastimes. She has been married for 25 years and has 2 adult children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, being in the great outdoors, and being a GiGi to her grandson, Elijah!