Doranna is a LMSW under the supervision of Jennifer Valenta, LCSW-C.
As a therapist, Doranna wholeheartedly believes that psychotherapy can help people heal by among many things increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, leading to more beauty, balance, and joy in life. To this end, Doranna helps people reclaim their bodies and their stories so that they can heal and transform. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, attachment wounds, depression, anxiety, and relational difficulties by using a combination of “talk therapy,” mindfulness, and trauma-based treatment approaches. Doranna’s graduate work and clinical internship focused on complex trauma and binge-eating. She is trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trauma Themes and is currently completing her training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Developmental Themes.
Doranna works with adult men and woman who are seeking healing, connection, and purposeful living. By engaging their bodies, emotions, and stories, she hopes to help them feel deeply, to understand themselves, others, and the world they inhabit so that they experience more freedom, joy, and aliveness in every aspect of their life.
Doranna has a bachelor’s degree in English and a graduate degree in education. She earned her MSW with a clinical concentration at The Catholic University of America. She is currently a PhD student in clinical social work with a concentration in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW) in Chicago.