Dana Pasculescu

Dana Pasculescu

Dana was born and raised in Europe, and since she was an adolescent, she felt that her calling was to help others. She became interested in psychology in her early twenties when she was overcoming struggles of her own. Her journey as a therapist started when she moved to the United States. 

Dana earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from San Diego State University. During her time at SDSU, she got trained in Narrative Therapy and completed her internship at a nonprofit community mental health clinic. Dana served a diverse population of clients that differed in age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and cultural background. Her experience consists in working with individuals and couples seeking help to deal with relationship distress and life challenges. 

Dana received advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a research-based framework that she uses when working with individuals and couples. Using her EFT clinical training, she helps her clients organize their uncomfortable emotions, grow emotionally, repair attachment injuries, and create secure relationships. Through her expertise, she helps her clients promote a sense of wellness in their relationships and build long-lasting connections based on trust, respect, and love. 

Dana is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in San Diego, California. She holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Dana’s clinical practice is informed by Emotionally Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Narrative Therapy. Her therapeutic approach is collaborative, non-judgmental, caring, empathetic, growth-oriented, and non-pathologizing. 


Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Training:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship San Diego, ICEEFT
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy CORE Skills, ICEEFT
  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy and Trauma, Level 1, ICEEFT
  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Level 2, ICEEFT
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Attachment Injury Repair Model Training (AIRM)
  • Master Class: EFT with Interpersonal Partner Violence

Circle of Security Parenting Program (COS-P) Training:

  • Registered Circle of Security Parent Facilitator

Professional Affiliations:

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy CAMFT, Clinical Member
  • International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy ICEEFT, Clinical Member


Areas of Focus

  • Couples and Individuals
  • Anxiety
  • Academic Distress
  • Body Image Issues
  • Body Weight Issues
  • Developing Healthy Boundaries
  • Family Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBT Issues
  • Relationship Injuries
  • Relationship Distress
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Women’s Issues

You can learn more about Dana here.


Dana Pasculescu is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #122835, supervised by Jennine Estes LMFT#47653