Dayna Farnam, MA, LMHC
Dayna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in therapy with teens, adults and families. She also serves as the assistant director of Mill Creek Family Services. It is both her privilege and passion in life to help people and organizations thrive.
For over 15 years she has helped clients lead more authentic and fulfilling lives. It’s her style to be gentle and compassionate, yet direct when necessary. She also appreciates humor in therapy as means of healing and connection. She values an in-depth exploration of all aspects of your history and current experiences.
Dayna’s style is relational and places the strongest value on the therapeutic alliance with you, viewing this as the foundation for change to occur. She uses a variety of interventions, primarily based in psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory, somatic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory and exposure therapy. She is trauma informed and decisions about your care are collaborative, with consideration and respect for each person’s neurodiversity, cultural background, gender identity, learning style and personal uniqueness.
Some of Dayna’s areas of expertise include:
- Depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder
- Emotional neglect, trauma, and PTSD
- Relationship concerns
- Separation and divorce
- Struggles with shame and low self-esteem
- LGBTQIA+ concerns and alternative lifestyle issues
- Gender fluid and gender non-conforming individuals
- Health problems, especially those related to cancer
- Infertility and miscarriage
- Personality concern
- Grief and loss
- Master of Arts, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University Seattle, WA
- Bachelor of Arts, Theatre and Communications, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
- Professional License: LH60128124