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Dana Bottari Psychotherapy, LCSW

Dana Bottari is a licensed psychotherapist here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. She has extensive experience treating adults who suffer from a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, and stress. Dana offers a very validating, nonjudgmental space to support you as you work toward your goals.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Humana
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Virginia
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Provider
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“Progress occurs when a client starts to experience improvement in their presenting symptoms or issues, they seem less sad and anxious, they don't put themselves down as often, and they seem less bogged down and overwhelmed by the complexities of life.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been fascinated by human thinking and behavior. In my early 30s, I realized that I wanted to go to grad school to become a psychotherapist. Since graduating, I have worked in community mental health and private practice settings. In 2015, I began my career in a local inpatient crisis center where I did intake and evaluation of new client admissions. About a year into this work, I transitioned to the outpatient therapy department and began working as an individual psychotherapist. In 2018, I opened my private practice, specializing in treating anxiety and mood disorders. In 2020, I completed the training necessary to become a qualified supervisor for registered clinical social work interns. I have since realized that in addition to being a therapist, I love teaching!
What should someone know about working with you?
I use the initial session to build rapport and gather information about the issues that clients want to work on in therapy. Most of my clients are in their 20s-30s, as I find this group to be the most motivated toward working on growth and change. Progress occurs when a client starts to experience improvement in their presenting symptoms or issues, they seem less sad and anxious, they don't put themselves down as often, and they seem less bogged down and overwhelmed by the complexities of life. Progress also occurs when they are better able to communicate what is on their mind without suppressing their feelings.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited about the evolving nature of telehealth. I am in the process of pursuing licensure in a few states in addition to my own to help serve a wider trajectory. I love the ease and convenience of telehealth for clients, as I can appeal to a locale wider than a 10-mile radius. I plan to work toward a few specializations that I can offer to clients in areas that do not have provider resources available.
“Progress also occurs when they are better able to communicate what is on their mind without suppressing their feelings.”
Interested in speaking with Dana?