Are you or your child suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD or assertiveness problems?
Do you wish you or your child could feel happier and more content inside?
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the complexities of life and has a wide variety of experience to draw upon?
The newest addition to our team, Dana Leblein, MA, SAC, LPC, joines Park Avenue with many years of experience working as both a school counselor and an adult therapist.
Are you a parent looking for help with your child?
Dana's experience providing school-based crisis intervention, creating and implementing behavioral intervention plans and collaborating with child study team members, teachers and school administration, make her uniquely qualified to work with children and teens. She is able to encourage effective strategies for navigating emotional, behavioral and educational concerns and can use her knowledge of the school system to help parents better advocate for their children. As a parent of 3 adult children herself, Dana also understands the efforts we all put into raising our children, and can add real-life perspectives on parenting through each stage.
Are you an adult looking for help for yourself?
Dana's experience as a therapist at Summit Oaks gave her exposure to adults suferring from a wide variety of difficulties, including General Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, substance abuse and adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Dana is able to provide comprehensive help for individuals and couples dealing with any combination of these issues. Just as importantly, like all the staff here at Park Avenue Psychotherapy Associates, Dana is exceptionally warm, down-to-earth, and completely NON-JUDGEMENTAL.
Talking to Dana feels like talking to a very good friend (only it never comes back to haunt you!) If you are like most of her clients, you will leave each session with a sense of relief, as well as a sense of pride in building a repetoir of good, solid strategies for better living and coping.
You will feel wholly accepted as you are- even as Dana encourages you to take steps towards correcting unhealthy patterns...
Dana uses a variety of therapy techniques, many of which are technically called cognitive-behavioral. That means that she helps you (or your child) work on changing the inner self-talk, thinking style, and behavioral patterns that keep you stuck in negative emotional patterns. This takes work... but leads to positive changes that can last a lifetime.
It also means that she does more than just listen and empathize.... She offers many practical, hands-on suggestions of how to reduce distressing symptoms (like anxiety, depression, lack of communication or disorganization) and effectively cope with life's challenges.
Dana strives to help you feel better without the need for medication when at all possible.
When appropriate, she is able to coordinate a consultation within the practice to discuss neurofeedback (an all-natural approach to re-balancing brainwaves to correct for predispositions towards anxiety, depression, ADHD and/or headaches). She can also recommend a variety of other non-medictaion based healing modalities, as necessary.
Dana highly values learning new skills and attends many continuing education workshops to keep up with the latest research on what works best for resolving different symptoms and life challenges.
Most importantly, Dana treats everyone with the utmost respect, providing warm, personalized care and genuine concern....
Let Dana help you sort out your difficulties and learn the coping skills you need to create the life you deserve....
Ready to get started?
Please call the Park Avenue office staff at 973-815-0777, ext 201 to get started. Once you let our staff know that you would like to see Dana they will check your insurance benefits and coordinate your first meeting.