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Dana Furuyama, LCSW

Dana Furuyama, LCSW


Licensed in CA #104500
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net/MHN, Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
I rely on an intersectional trauma-informed lens to approach the concerns you want to explore.

My Therapy Style

I rely on an intersectional trauma-informed lens to approach the concerns you want to explore. I utilize a combination of interventions including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, mindfulness exercises, and creative expression to support clients in deepening their wellness journey.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work Children and Families, University of Southern California

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because I love helping people heal and unlock their potential to live their best lives.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy cooking, running, hiking, traveling, gardening.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I love tending to my plants on a regular basis. There's something grounding in the practice of watering, weeding, and pruning a garden that I really enjoy.

What book have you read more than once?

One of my all-time favorite books is a book of poems by Andrea Gibson called You Better Be Lightening. The first time I read it, I finished it in under an hour. Their prose is so striking and I felt so seen by their words.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Brave Trails is a nonprofit that puts on affirming summer camp programing for LGBTQ youth — I wish something like this existed when I was a kid.

How do you recharge?

I love to recharge by spending time with friends over a good meal.

Do you have any pets?

I have two Labrador dogs. I got the second one during the pandemic and named him Kylo. Maui is 10 years older than Kylo so she's very laid back but every once in a while she'll grab a toy and they'll play tug of war and it's the cutest thing to watch.