Danna Anderson, M.Ed., LPC
Danna’s life passion is to empower people. She believes we have the innate capacity to heal ourselves. Her therapy is holistic. The mind, body, and spirit are intimately connected. Part of our path as human beings is to integrate these different aspects of our-selves. She looks at her role as a therapist as being a guide along this path.
Danna has a deep intuitive and empathic sense. She incorporates mindfulness into her work by being with her clients with care and compassion and meeting them where they are in a supportive and safe way.
Danna received training from the DePelchin Children’s Center working with families and adolescents in individual and group settings. Danna also worked and trained at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, now the Council on Recovery, in the Center for Recovering Families where she counseled people with addictions in various stages of recovery and ran psycho-educational and process groups. Danna completed a training program for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of MBSR and Dr. Saki Santorelli, Director for The Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts. She has taught meditation and mindfulness classes and workshops.
Danna received her BA from University of Delaware in 1997 in English, Education, and Political Science and her M.Ed. from the University of Houston in Counseling Psychology in 2007. Before counseling Danna taught High School English for 6 years. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher.
Danna resides with her twin daughters and husband. She is an avid yogi who has practiced yoga and mediation for several years. Danna has attended silent retreats with some of the most esteemed Buddhist teachers in the West. During the summer of 2016 Danna plans on attending the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Practicum with the Oasis Institute at the Center for Mindfulness in Massachusetts.
Danna’s primary areas of interest include mindfulness and the integration of Eastern traditions with psychology. She is teaching the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program at the Lovett Center in the fall.