Dana Gritters LMHC, LCPC
I have successfully helped children, adults, parents, young adults, teens, and families overcome challenges and diagnoses that range from straightforward to severe and complex using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and compassion-based interventions, and family/couples therapy. I am available Tuesday through Saturday, in-person or via telehealth.
Besides OCD and spectrum disorders, I also treat Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, School Refusal Behavior, PTSD, Somatic Symptom Disorder, Illness Anxiety Disorder, Conversion or Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Insomnia, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
I have successfully treated individuals with OCD and related disorders for over 20 years using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and other evidence-based interventions. I joined the Anxiety & OCD Behavioral Health Center (AOBHC) in Munster, IN, in 2018. I completed my undergraduate work at Western Illinois University, graduating cum laude with a B.S. in law enforcement and judicial administration in 1997. I went on to complete a master’s degree with honors at Governors State University in community counseling in 2004. I became a Clinical Certified Trauma Professional in 2018.
I am culturally aware and sensitive to my patients’ unique needs. I recognize the impact of background and experiences in influencing attitudes, values, and biases on my patients’ psychological processes. While I practice fluency in addressing cultural, gender, religious, and political diversity of the surrounding community, I also recognize the limits of my multicultural competency and expertise.
I participate in ongoing education and professional development ensuring that relevant theories, therapeutic strategies and interventions are utilized in working with diverse populations.