- BS in Biological Sciences & Developmental Psychology | University of Windsor
- Master’s in General Clinical Psychology | Eastern Michigan University
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Priority Health
Type of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- High Functioning Autism
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Life Transitions
About Me: Dana Manning
Finding a therapist that’s just right for you can feel overwhelming, so it’s important to remember that you have already made the most challenging step in deciding to consider and commit to working on your mental health.
As a therapist, my specialties include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I have experience working with clients who deal with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, life transitions, OCD, stress, and phobias. I’ve worked primarily with adults, including those who are on the autism spectrum and individuals with ADHD. I also have experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community, providing a safe and affirming space for their unique concerns and experiences.
I invite you to take the next step and embark on this transformative journey together. It would be an honor to help guide and support you along the way.
My Unique Approach to Therapy
Using a client-centered and collaborative approach helps us work together to identify your therapeutic goals and create a path to reach them based on your unique circumstances and personality– essentially, I find that therapy must be catered to the individual.
I have always been drawn to understanding the factors that contribute to an individual’s internal experience and struggles. Meeting new people and playing a part in their journey is immensely rewarding for me, even if our sessions span just one to three meetings. Being able to assist in any capacity you need brings me a great sense of fulfillment.
My academic background in biology and psychology enables me to take a holistic approach in therapy. I believe it’s important to understand you in the context of your multifaceted life and environment to conduct therapy that truly meets your needs. I am generally positive, empathetic, and warm, and these qualities translate into my presence in the therapeutic space.
Additionally, I take a patient-centered approach to therapy and regularly ask for feedback from my patients. Common questions I ask are:
- How is the treatment going?
- Are we addressing issues you care about?
- Do you feel you are making measurable progress?
Specialized & Extended Training
My academic journey has equipped me with the knowledge and experiences needed to serve my clients effectively. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Developmental Psychology, which allows me to take a holistic and integrative approach to understanding my clients’ experiences. Additionally, I earned a Master of Science in General Clinical Psychology at Eastern Michigan University, where I focused on both research and clinical work.
Primarily, my experience is working with individuals exposed to trauma, interpersonal issues, and mood dysregulation, such as anxiety and depression. I also have significant experience working with individuals with autism across various environments.
All Start My Wellness therapists attend at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development each year on treating a range of mental health concerns. This rigorous instruction allows us to provide patients with the highest quality of service.