Dana Stuefen is a psychotherapist who believes that all individuals, regardless of the challenges they may be facing, deserve to live a life that feels meaningful and authentic – a life where they are aware of and empowered by their strengths, values, and inherent dignity.
At some point in life, a person experiences times of hardship, trauma, stress, or change. In these times, it can be easy to lose sight of who we are and dismiss the things and the relationships that are most important to us.
Dana’s goal is to empower her clients to identify barriers, rediscover their core values, and let go of any self-limiting beliefs. She strives to foster a sacred therapeutic space where her clients can feel comfortable bringing their true and whole selves to each session.
Dana enjoys working with individuals who are enduring anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life changes, relationship issues, grief and loss. She also specializes in couple’s counseling and family issues, including parenting and pre- or post-natal concerns.
As a Christian, Dana also values the importance of integrating one’s spiritual beliefs and practices into the therapy session and is available to provide faith-based counseling to those who desire it.
Dana understands that therapy is not one-size-fits-all. Dana uses a strengths-based approach to help her clients explore the events that have shaped their worldview, then identify the strengths and values they currently possess to reshape their difficult thoughts and emotions and begin reclaiming their lives.
This walk of life was never meant to be walked alone. Dana wants her clients to know that they are welcome in this space, as they are. She looks forward to walking alongside you on this journey toward a healthier, stronger, you.
Dana received her Master of Social Work, with a focus in mental health, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, in the State of Wisconsin. Dana maintains regular clinical supervision and professional development to enhance her learning as well as the quality of her work.
Dana has a wide range of experience providing psychotherapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings with individuals and groups of all ages. Throughout her professional career, she has worked in treatment settings specializing in severe and persistent mental illness, crisis intervention, substance use, case management, and criminal behavior. Currently, she maintains a full-time position at Behavioral Consultants, Inc. as the Assistant Director of the Jail-Based Competency Restoration Program.
In addition to her career in mental health, Dana has held a variety of ministry roles within her church and community. Prior to attending graduate school, she spent one year serving as a missionary in the city of Milwaukee, primarily engaging with and mentoring young adults on college campuses.
Currently, Dana and her husband volunteer their counsel and mentorship to ministries helping prepare couples for marriage. Dana has also been invited as a guest speaker for several faith based seminars, retreats, and podcasts, speaking on a variety of topics, such as prayer, community, marriage, and parenting.
Dana Stuefen, LCSW
316 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI 53202
- Relationship Issues
- Marital and Premarital
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Family Conflict
- Grief and loss
- Life Transitions
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Gottman Method Couples Counseling
Other reasons you might seek my support would be to:
- Grow in self-compassion and curiosity
- Be more present in the moment
- Feel more confident when faced with hardship
- Learn to embrace you thoughts and emotions
- Be more flexible in how you think and respond
- Resolve conflict with effective communication
- Increase intimacy, respect, and affection with your partner
- Practice mindfulness in parenting and working
- Grow in empathy
- Face difficult moments in parenting
- Enrich your life at both home and work