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Dana Shabo

Dana Shabo, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location: Montclair


My Focus Areas:
Family conflict, anxiety, depression, life transitions, children struggling with school refusal or school avoidance, relationships & couples.

My Therapeutic Toolbox:
CBT, DBT, Solution-focused, psychodynamic

Client Population Focus:
Children over the age of 12, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Mood disorders, self-harm, body image issues.

Master of Social Work & Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

As a therapist, I believe that each individual’s journey is unique and deserving of compassionate guidance. With a wealth of experience spanning various therapeutic settings, I’ve had the privilege of assisting individuals from all walks of life on their path to healing and personal growth.

Throughout my career, I’ve worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults, honing my expertise in addressing a wide range of challenges. My specialties encompass helping individuals with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, self-harm tendencies, body image concerns, relationship and family conflicts, and the complexities of life transitions.

In the therapeutic space I create, comfort and support are paramount. It’s here that you’ll discover how to harness your inherent strengths to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. Together, we’ll embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation.

The quote that resonates deeply with me, and I believe encapsulates the essence of our work together, is ‘Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go, they determine where you start.’ It underscores the idea that each moment, regardless of its challenges, is an opportunity for growth and change. I’m here to support you as you take those courageous steps toward a brighter future.

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“Beyond the therapy room: I enjoy going to spin classes and spending time with my three year old cockapoo Oscar.”

Trusted by our clients

I started visiting the wellness group a few years ago when I was really at a low point. Looking back, I didn’t even know who I was! Over the years, the girls here have helped me find a way to not only figure out what was holding me back, but how to really just wake up with the confidence I never thought possible. Please take my words and hear me out, this is THE place !!! The fact that I never had to feel alone on my path to where I needed to be, was more than I could ask for 🙂

~ Client

I highly recommend this group to anyone. Taylor is an amazing therapist, she is patient, supportive and a great listener. She has changed my outlook on life for the better!

~ Client

My therapist is absolutely amazing. They’re the best therapist I’ve ever had and they always listen to what i have to say and have helpful coping mechanisms for me to try, many of which have improved my mental health tremendously. I couldn’t ask for a better therapist.

~ Client

Dr. Politis helped my oldest daughter during a difficult divorce and I could not be more grateful. She truly cares and relates to adolescents and young adults. Her office staff were communicative with scheduling and insurance which was very helpful. She is one of the only therapy offices that accepts insurance and handles it for you. In the past I always had to submit myself. The other therapists that work there are great too-very warm and well trained.

~ Client