Welcome ! I am so glad you found your way to Growth Pointe Wellness. My name is Dana Graves and I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing counseling, life coaching and case managing services in the Greater Seattle area. My private practice is based in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle.
I encourage you to review this site to learn more about my approach and training. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation (death, divorce, break-ups, changes in life, parenting, depression, anxiety, PTSD, abuse...) or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Feel free to give me a call or send me an e-mail if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment. I can be reached at 425.359.9801 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With Kind Regards,
Finding a licensed professional who is the "right fit'" for you or someone you love can be a daunting task. If you are looking at this site, it likely means you are looking for a positive change in your life. As you go about finding the right professional to help you on your journey, I encourage you to carefully consider all that YOU want from the experience and the professional who assists you. The answers to these questions will guide you as you make your choice.
I believe that good counseling, coaching or case managing can only happen when the client has a strong desire for growth and change and a good therapeutic connection is established between the client and the helping professional. Clients generally want to feel heard, felt, understood, accepted and respected for who they are. They want to know that the professional they are working with 'gets' them and can offer real hope, solutions and resolutions to the challenges they face. I strive to achieve this by providing a warm and safe environment, listening closely to the needs of our clients, and discussing the treatment options and strategies that may work best in order for the desired change or growth to occur.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSSW) from Texas Christian University and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Denver Seminary (MA). I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington. My diverse experience expands over 25 years and includes therapeutic work with children, adolescents and adults from all walks of life in a variety of settings including in-patient, out-patient, residential treatment, school-based counseling, family and community service centers, non-profit adoption, camps/retreats, cross-cultural humanitarian projects, pharmaceutical industry, private practice counseling, coaching and case managing and senior in-home care.
I enjoy working positively and collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their personal growth goals. I am proactive, solution focused and committed to providing the highest level of care to my clients. My passion lies in helping others achieve a higher sense of well-being.
Counseling services have a growth-oriented focus and draw heavily my training in interpersonal and family systems therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, object-relations therapy, mindfulness and whole person care (the mental, emotional, physical, relational & spiritual aspects of our well-being). Counseling sessions may also include, but are not limited to, solution-focused models, strengths-based models, brief therapy constructs, intervention, addiction and prevention models, narrative therapy, psychodynamic approaches, music therapy, art therapy and play therapy with children.
Case management services use an integrated physical/mental health model and a collaborative approach with clients that may include client-approved family members, health care providers and caregivers
to assist clients. As a case manager, I will assess the client's needs and work with the client and members of the client's treatment team to achieve optimal care. I will advocate for the client by facilitating care coordination, communication and collaboration. Ensuring the needs of the client are met is at the heart of case management services.
Growth Pointe Wellness is a safe place where you are encouraged to grow, heal and pursue your best life ! Growth Pointe Wellness offers services that promote mental, emotional, relational, physical and spiritual well-being.
"When I first went in to see Dana for counseling, I felt lost, exhausted and overwhelmed with all of the pressures and responsibilities of my life. Dana helped me sort things out and find my "Self" again! With clarity and confidence and a new-found sense of purpose, I have been able to move forward in my life. I highly recommend Dana Graves! "
"I was really hesitant to go to counseling, but I am so glad I did! Dana is wonderful! She put me at ease right away! I really felt she understood what I was going through and how to help. She gave me practical tips to manage my anxiety and improve the relationships that are most important to me. I wish I had
come to see her sooner! "
" I needed someone to go to doctor visits with my mother and help coordinate services for her when I wasn't able to be there.
Dana did an excellent job assisting my mom and making sure my brother and I were informed about what the doctor said so we could help my mother make important health care decisions. I am so grateful
and would call her again! "
What others have said . . .
Your Greatest Self.
Who are you ?
Are you living a life that reflects your authentic self?
Are you living your life's purpose?
Life Coaching can help you clarify who you are, what you want your life to look like, and how to go about getting there.
If you want to live a more meaningful life filled with excitement, passion, and confidence, I encourage you to take advantage of my Life Coaching services.
" If you are ready to grow, go see Dana! Her coaching will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and make changes that help you become the BEST you can be! "
" I was running into some rough spots with my teenager and I needed some perspective on how to parent. After just 4 sessions, things have improved dramatically! I can't thank Dana enough! My daughter and I are able to talk and understand each other so much better. Dana is very compassionate and she helped my daughter and I find compassion for each other. "
Life coaching has roots in executive coaching, management consulting and leadership training. As a life coach, I draw inspiration from such disciplines as sociology, positive psychology, change psychology, career counseling, personality assessment, whole person care, religion and spirituality. I apply my training in motivational interviewing, values and personality assessment, goal setting, behavior modification, stress management, relaxation, meditation, and self-care practices in helping clients reach their goals.
" If you are looking for a good counselor, I would highly recommend going to see Dana. She is professional and personable. She was able to get to the root of my problem quickly and offer helpful advice. "
" Dana provided an in-home assessment and case management services for my parents. She was a tremendous help! She advised us on the differences wthin in-home care, senior living communities and assisted living facilities in the area and what questions are important to ask when making decisions. Dana was a great resource for us! "
* Above comments were provided by former clients. Though permission was given to post them, full names are not provided due to privacy laws.