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Dana Furuyama, LCSW
I rely on an intersectional trauma informed lens to approach the concerns you want to explore.

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Dana Furuyama, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I rely on an intersectional trauma informed lens to approach the concerns you want to explore. I utilize a combination of interventions including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, mindfulness exercises, and creative expression to support clients in deepening their wellness journey.

Education

MSW - Children and Families, University of Southern California

License Number and State

CA 104500

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because I love helping people heal and unlock their potential to live their best lives.

What are your interests outside of work?

My interests include cooking, running, hiking, traveling, and gardening.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I love tending to my plants on a regular basis. There's something grounding in the practice of watering, weeding, and pruning a garden that I really enjoy.

What book have you read more than once?

One of my all time favorite books is a book of poems by Andrea Gibson called You Better Be Lightning. The first time I read it, I finished it under an hour. Their prose is so striking and I felt so seen by their words.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Brave Trails is a nonprofit that puts on affirming summer camp programing for LGBTQ youth. I wish something like this existed when I was a kid.

How do you recharge?

I love to recharge by spending time with friends over a good meal.

Do you have any pets?

I have two Labrador dogs. I got the second one during the pandemic and named him Kylo. Maui is 10 years older than Kylo so she's very laid back but every once in a while she'll grab a toy and they'll play tug of war and it's the cutest thing to watch.

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