Deana Gozder

(LCSW, Qualified, LCSW, Supervisor)

About Me

Working with teens is invigorating; so much is at stake and so much potential can be won. I have worked in K-12 schools with students, parents and teachers for twenty years of my career. I currently see teenagers for therapy after school and on Saturdays for Teen Court, a diversion program for students who have had minor legal infractions. This time of life is generally confusing for people and that is part of growing up. Good coaches, parents, teachers and therapists can make a positive difference in a young person’s ability to solve problems, regulate their emotions and make good decisions.
Success occurs when young people identify the areas they want to work through, set goals and feel guided toward a brighter future. Sometimes difficult life circumstances have influenced teens, but they can reach new understandings and kindnesses despite these disappointments.
People’s strongest need is for connection with others and childhood abandonment or abuse (real or perceived) can be healed. Logical talk can help but activities utilizing an individual’s emotional brain and shifting perception is key. Repairing and strengthening current relationships may require the family to engage in helping the teen in therapy; I have strategies to facilitate that. The family system is like a mobile over a baby’s crib, when one element is touched, all elements move. As a parent looking for therapy for your teen, it appears that you are already engaged in the healing of your child’s mind and soul.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #SW8850 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Sep 18, 2020 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Deana has been awesome to talk with, responds quickly and even sends encouraging and thought provoking messages when I’m too busy to respond properly. After a few weeks I am feeling a lot better and am navigating my way out of the situations that had me so stressed!

Written by S.A. on Sep 07, 2020 after counseling with Deana for 3 months

We are extremely happy with Deana,She is helping our teen Son , would recommend Her 100%

Written by L.O. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks

I really appreciate the way Deana takes the time to ask questions and makes sure that she really understands the situation before plunging in. She is thorough and can really break information down in ways that both my teen and I can understand. I feel that ability comes from knowing what she is doing and a genuine concern for her clients.

Written by S.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Deana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Deana has helped me in ways I didn’t even know I needed. She pays close attention to my needs and she is very supportive and real! I respect her honesty and the time she puts into helping me. Definitely the best therapy I have gotten period.

Written by C.H. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Deana for 2 days

Deana is absolutely wonderful!! I’m truly looking forward to talking with her again via email and over the phone. I would highly recommend her!! Thank you!!

Written by T.A. on May 29, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Deana is an amazing mentor that really keys in on what is important!

Written by G.A. on May 23, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I am so grateful for having Deana as my counselor. I feel like she is very understanding of my problems and she is helping me come up with answers to what I'm going through.