Dana Pasculescu THerapist 2

Dana Pasculescu

Details

Pronouns:

she/her/hers

License:

AMFT

License No:

122835

Availability:

Mondays thru Thursdays

Rate:

$189 per 50 Minute Session

Mission Valley, Telehealth

Biography

Are you struggling with relationship issues or facing communication problems with loved ones? Or, are you going through a difficult phase in your life such as infidelity, grief, IVF, divorce, marriage, parenthood, or career change? If yes, then please know that Dana is here to support and guide you. Her sole dedication lies in helping you achieve emotional-growth and build healthy relationships. She understands that it can be overwhelming to navigate life’s challenges alone and offers support and guidance throughout your journey towards healing and personal development. You can count on her to be there for you every step of the way. 

Dana is an experienced Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Counseling from San Diego State University. She has worked with diverse clients of varying ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds. Dana has gained training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She helps clients deal with various issues such as anxiety, communication problems, conflicts, infidelity, lack of intimacy, trauma, stress management, and life transitions. Her clients can rely on her to provide support and expertise, whether they need couples counseling or individual therapy, to overcome life’s challenges and achieve their goals.

Dana has a heartwarming story that began with her strong desire to help those in need. She grew up in Europe, and her passion for making a difference in the world was evident from a young age. In her twenties, she moved to the United States to pursue her dream of becoming a therapist, and her experiences have made her a competent and compassionate therapist who provides a safe space for her clients to heal and grow. She understands the power of empathy and the importance of creating a supportive safe environment for those seeking help in therapy. 

Dana is an empathetic and kind-hearted counselor who has a deep understanding of the challenges that individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds face. She knows how overwhelming and difficult it can be to navigate multicultural relationships or adjust to a new environment. However, she also believes that you don’t have to face these challenges alone. Dana is here to provide you with the necessary help, guidance, and support every step of the way. She understands that everyone’s journey is unique, and therefore, she tailors her approach to meet your specific needs. You can trust Dana to be a compassionate and sympathetic guide on your path to healing and growth.

Take charge of your life and overcome your challenges with Dana’s help. Don’t hold yourself back any longer, reach out to her to take the first step towards a brighter future today.

*Romanian Speaking Therapist*

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
  • Broken Bonds: Healing Relationship Betrayals with EFT

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Training:

Dana Pasculescu is a Level II AEPD Therapist

  • AEDP Immersion
  • AEDP Essential Skills 1

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – reduce anxiety & distress:

  • EMDR Basic Training

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

  • Registered Circle of Security Parent Facilitator

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

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

Get to Know Marriage Therapist Dana Pasculescu, MFT.

When did you decide to go into Marriage and Family Therapy?

I decided to follow my passion for helping others and pursue a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy when I moved to the United States. It was during this time when I decided to change my career and move away from a career in IT towards a more caring and empathetic path. I chose to become a therapist because I wanted to bring more meaning into my life and a sense of fulfillment that only caring for others offered.

Do you have advice for someone who is considering counseling?

Counseling is a safe space where you get to explore yourself and talk about your experiences. It is an environment where you can feel safe, valued, and free to be yourself fully. With the help of a therapist, you learn to build resilience and increase self-awareness and self-compassion.

What would you say to someone who is nervous about setting up their first counseling session with you?

Kudos to you for considering counseling. It takes tremendous courage to decide to go to therapy, take inventory of your life, and decide to change for the best. It is normal to feel nervous because sharing your personal story with a stranger can be scary.

I hope I will have the honor to meet you. It will be a privilege to listen to your story. I want to reassure you that if we get to work together, my main goal will be to create a safe space where you can heal, repair your relationship, build hope, and get closer to the best version of yourself. Schedule your appointment today to experience the transformative benefits of counseling!

Do you have a special area you focus on within the therapy field?

My specialty is multicultural couples, family of origin issues, and family dynamics.

I have experience facilitating couples therapy, individual therapy, and business partner therapy. I completed specific certifications (EFT CORE Skills, AIRM, EFT and Partner Violence, EFIT 1 & 2) that prepared me to work with these clients.

For couples therapy, I have experience working with religious and spiritual couples, premarital couples, and multiracial, multicultural, and diverse couples. I am passionate about working with these clients because, as an immigrant and bilingual EFT therapist, I am receptive to multicultural differences and the challenges that these differences can create in relationships.

In addition, I have experience working with individuals who struggle with stress disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, body-image issues, and relationship distress.

How do you pass your time when you are not working with clients?

I enjoy spending time with my family and loved ones. My husband and I love going to the beach, hiking, and staying active. My favorite activity is to watch the sunset at the beach. If you do not find me at the beach, you will find me at a coffee shop eating a French pastry and drinking a latte.

If you were not a couples therapist, what would you be doing?

If I were not a therapist, I would be a yoga or workout instructor because I enjoy helping others to better themselves and promote healthy habits.

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