Collaborative Personal Growth & Mindset Coach
Bereavement Support & Grief Education
Dana has been working collaboratively with individuals and families for 30+ years. She started out with her sights on the medical field, but soon became interested in Family Studies, Psychology, and Personal Growth & Healing. She earned a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with a Holistic Health Specialization and Marriage & Family Therapy emphasis, from JFK University. She also studied Co-Active Coaching at her graduate Alma Mater. In addition, Dana is a Certified Grief Educator (CGE) through world-renowned grief expert, David Kessler. She is committed to providing the highest level of grief support through education, experience, and insights into the often unacknowledged rocky terrain of grief.
Her experience includes online and in person group facilitation, individual Mindset & Personal Growth Coaching, Parenting Consulting, and working in a psychiatric inpatient program, as well as outpatient mental health, behavioral health, and social services.
A person of great empathy and insight, Dana understands the challenges of making life work when circumstances are far from ideal. It is her philosophy, that even the most painful life experiences can be a launching pad to personal growth and transformation. It is this ideology that is the foundation of Dana's work with her clients, whether they see her for Bereavement Support, Mindset Coaching, or Family/Parenting Consultation. Her work is trauma-informed and influenced by Neuropsychology, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Process Oriented Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy.
Suffice it to say that not unlike her clients' Dana’s personal journey has, at times, been cumbersome. A bereaved mother, daughter, and sister, Dana has launched her life forward and currently resides with her spouse, children, and dogs in Oregon.
*Dana Lucas is not a licensed Psychologist, Counselor, Therapist, or Social worker. She is not a Mental Health, Addiction, or Medical provider.
She does not diagnose or treat Mental Illness, or any other Medical/Health condition.