Dana Keeton, ATR-BC, LMHC
Dana meets all clients with compassion and respect, and believes each person’s journey of growth and healing is unique. She provides an accepting, creative, and supportive space for clients to safely process challenges, build upon strengths, and learn new skills to empower personal growth.
She is a registered, board-certified art therapist, and a licensed mental health counselor. Her trauma-informed psychotherapy work incorporates art therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, and breath work, as well as cognitive behavioral, client-centered, and strength-based approaches. She works with adolescents and adults. She is a LGBTQIA ally.
Art therapy is particularly helpful as a nonverbal form of communication when working with clients who have experienced trauma. Dana regularly incorporates mindfulness and art therapy as an integrative approach that combines stress relief with insight oriented psychotherapy. Dana is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapeutic technique that assists in reducing the intensity of emotions associated with disturbing life experiences; YogaCalm, an integrated wellness approach utilizing yoga movement, meditation and mindfulness; and she is a certified Victim Service Provider with the Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance.
Areas of specialization include:
Loss and grief
Survivors of sexual abuse