Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapy Approved Clinical Supervisor

Hi, I’m Dana.

Through building an environment of trust, compassion, and curiosity, we will focus on healing and growth from challenging experiences and life transitions. All feelings are welcome during our time together!
You will feel empowered to be your authentic self and find joy, hope, and confidence to handle challenges. Everyone needs support, and I feel honored to witness and support my clients on their healing journey.
Dana Barnaal LMFT | Valued Living aTherapy

How I Can Help

Dana uses a systemic lens to address issues related to depression, anxiety, family conflict/relationships, transitions, and trauma. She uses therapeutic modalities of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Experiential, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as Attachment and Systems Theories. Dana draws upon a culturally responsive lens to identify cultural strengths and healing practices within each family.

Dana is fluent in Spanish.


Dana completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University. Dana has several years of experience working in community mental health in South Minneapolis. Dana is experienced in individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults as well as family therapy. Years of providing play therapy has taught Dana how to welcome big emotions, flexibility, and playfulness into the therapy office! Dana is fluent in Spanish and has experience providing therapy in both English and Spanish.


Dana sees Adolescents (16+) and Adults and specializes in the following:

  • Life transitions
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Trauma symptoms
  • Grief and loss

Availability / Private Pay Rates

Current Availability: Accepting new clients on Friday afternoons, both in-person and telehealth

For private pay rates, please reach out to this therapist to request the amount.



We’d love to start a conversation

We will provide you with tools to relieve your distress and help you sort out how you got here so that you can move forward in your life with clarity and intention.