Dana Donahue, LCSW, PMH-C

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Dana Donahue, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling

Dana is a licensed clinical social worker who has over 20 years of experience working with clients of all ages in a variety of clinical settings.  She specializes in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief, parenting issues, chronic medical illness, trauma, life changes and women’s issues. Dana’s style is relaxed, compassionate, straight forward and engaging.  She is a strong believer in building upon one’s own strengths and inner resources, treating the person as a whole and providing support in a warm and nonjudgemental way.

As a therapist, Dana utilizes a combination of therapy approaches tailored to each individual client to help work towards self-growth and empowerment in their lives. She believes that counseling can be a transformative process that enables you to positively change your understanding of yourself, develop healthy coping skills, and increase your capacity to find pleasure and enjoyment in life.

Additionally, Dana has advanced training in the area of maternal mental health and is passionate about supporting individuals and their partners through the preconception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods. She utilizes her training as a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Clinician to prevent, diagnose and treat maternal mental health challenges.

Seeking support for whatever you are experiencing takes great strength and courage, so just reaching out is a very important first step within your healing journey.

Online Therapy Services

Dana is currently ONLY offering online counseling services until further notice. Utilizing our HIPAA compliant platform, Dana brings therapy to you in the safety of your home. When working issues such as trauma, divorce, depression and anxiety, the comfort of your home may be the best place to meet with Dana to achieve the therapy goals you are looking to gain. This is where online virtual counseling becomes an additional asset for her to clinically work with you.


Dana is in network with the following insurance plans:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO



United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health

1754 N. Washington St Suite 104A
Naperville, IL 60563

"Inner Courage Counseling has a lovely building that's warm and clean. My counselor was so good that when she started at Inner Courage I moved practices so I could stay with her. I would absolutely recommended them to anyone seeking counseling."
December 14, 2019
"I have always been hesitant about counseling especially when it involves my daughter. But I have to say Brittany Roback is absolutely amazing. My daughter has been seeing Brittany for about 6 months now and I have seen great improvements. Just after the first session I saw my daughter using skills Brittany had shown her. Brittany has always made sure to make my daughter and myself feel comfortable. My daughter sees it as a safe place when she sees Brittany."
December 12, 2019
"Inner Courage Counseling has really been there for me from the moment I first called and they continue to be. I have always struggled to find a counselor that I mesh well with and one that creates an environment that I feel encouraged to dedicate time for myself. I’ve learned things about myself that I never knew before and I’m excited because I know I will continue to. I truly feel like I am growing in a positive way after each session. That’s both exciting and encouraging for me."
January 5, 2021 #2
"I have been able to make tremendous leaps in my life thanks to the counseling I have received at Inner Courage Counseling. My issues and feelings feel heard and overall my life would not be the same without the help and guidance of my counselors."
January 5, 2021
"Yessica was great, I felt very heard and understood. I am excited to continue to work with her."
December 10, 2020
"Melanie has been very open and personable. She listens well and makes me feel like I am in a safe and shame free environment."
December 9, 2020

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