Dayna Pitzer


About Me

Hello! My name is Dayna Pitzer and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I am currently working at a Juvenile Center in a small town in Ohio where I serve youth ages 12 to 18 years old. These youth come from all backgrounds and family type, but have been placed in the center due to court involvement. Through my time with them in the program I strive to develop plans that are individual to their needs and help create change. I work with the youth individually to deal with an array of issues from anxiety, attachment, abandonment, anger and depression. I also hold group activities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Aggression Replacement Therapy.

I am patient, thoughtful and kind. But, I am also known to be a straight shooter when it comes to addressing maladaptive behaviors. My approach to working with teens is to be supportive, engaging and being real with them. I work with teens on developing coping skills to help regulate their emotions and how to challenge our unwanted thoughts. I have a great deal of empathy for teens since they are trying to navigate the line between independence and dependence.
Finally, therapy is very personal and unique to everyone. The time period for therapy can vary on the challenges at hand; some teens benefit from short and others from longer term work. It's really important that teens feel comfortable with their therapist.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LISW #I 1451033 (Expires: 2020-12-01)


Written by C.I. on Sep 21, 2020 after counseling with Dayna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

She is incredible.

Written by H.E. on Sep 06, 2020 after counseling with Dayna for 3 weeks

Dayna is phenomenal! So happy with the way things are going

Written by K.E. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Dayna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Kind, compassionate, helpful and understanding.