Dana's incredibly supportive and does an amazing job shining a light on things that are holding me back as well as the things that are helping me...
"Dana is a true gem. We have virtual sessions, and I love the relaxed atmosphere. Dana's incredibly supportive and does an amazing job shining a light on things that are holding me back as well as the things that are helping me. She's compassionate but not patronizing. She's honest but not harsh. She never tells me what I "should" do but helps me work through it (but not in an annoying or frustrating way). Dana is flexible, kind, and an all-around joy to talk to. I leave each session feeling rejuvenated, motivated, or relieved even if I cried my eyes out or we discussed really challenging topics. She helps me celebrate my wins and process my losses. Dana has helped me live a life based on my values and we've covered body image, disordered eating, entrepreneurship, boundaries, family, partner & friend relationships, self-care, and more. I highly recommend working with Dana!"
- M.I., entrepreneur, business owner
Dana has been the confiDEnt and non-judgmental voice I have relied on through multiple life transitions...
"Dana has been the perfect coach for me over the last five years. She and I have worked together on a myriad of issues, such as intuitive eating, body acceptance, goal-setting, managing my mood, and establishing boundaries. Dana has been the confident and non-judgmental voice I have relied on through multiple life transitions. I was comfortable with her from our very first session and am so grateful for the relationship and tools we developed together. If you are looking for a compassionate, real, and collaborative partner in your journey, I can’t recommend Dana enough."
- K.G., Graduate Student
In addition to Dana’s training and experience, she possesses important traits that cannot be taught.
I have worked with many life coaches and therapists throughout my 20 year career, and Dana Peters is one of the best. I had the pleasure of meeting her 12 years ago and have worked with her in residential treatment, partial hospitalization programs and outpatient therapy. She has had extensive education, training, and experience in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, body image issues and body dysmorphia. In addition to Dana’s training and experience, she possesses important traits that cannot be taught. She brings to each session empathy, compassion, comprehension, and an amazing ability to connect to others. Her insight and intuition allow deeper growth and understanding. Dana meets her clients where they are, and supports their journey in a non-judgmental, caring way. I trust Dana implicitly, as she is an exceptional life coach who has a lot to offer to those who seek her help.
- Heather Reeves, M.S., Registered Dietitian
Dana was the calm and steadying voice for me when I needed it most.
Dana was a calm and steadying voice for me when I needed it most. Feeling all the things caused by both the pandemic and just generally living in our complicated and nuanced world, I was in need of help. Dana helped me stop and listen - to myself, to others, to the silence - without making me feel like I needed an immediate reaction or answer to every problem. She helped me give both myself and those around me a little more grace and I’m forever thankful to her for that.
- V.Z.W, Executive leader
we were amazed at how quickly Dana was able to see through our defenses and facilitate open communication and conflict resolution...
"Over the years we have worked with several different therapists but none of our experiences were as productive as the time we spent with Dana. She demonstrated a high level of compassion, patience and was always supportive. At the same time, she was able to effectively get to the core issues that resulted in our daughter's disorder. Dana related well to our daughter, who is a young adult, while at the same time didn't accept any excuses from her or us. There were times we were amazed at how quickly Dana was able to see through our defenses and facilitate open communication and conflict resolution. She was always accessible to assist us in a moment of crisis, staying calm and thinking clearly when we most needed her support."
- V.B., Mother of College aGE
daughter in treatmenT
She gave me the tools I needed to help make changes in my life to start getting healthier and happier...
"If i could give Dana 10 stars I would. This woman changed my life. She is kind, empathetic, and so easy to talk to. I felt like I was talking to a friend who gave me really great advice. She gave me the tools I needed to help make changes in my life to start getting healthier and happier. Although I can now say that I have achieved these things, I know I will be back to see her. It's nice to know that she is there whenever I need her. If anyone is looking to change their life for the better, please see Dana. I can't recommend her enough!"
- K.P., mother of two
Not only did I witness her change lives quite literally on a regular basis, but her passion for the field was contagious...
"I had the pleasure of working with Dana as a registered dietitian on a multidisciplinary treatment team. Not only was Dana a wonderful asset to the team, but she brought a sense of calm to a very fast-paced, chaotic environment in working with in-house eating disorders. Dana's expertise in dealing with the emotional trauma our patients brought with them was truly exceptional. Not only did I witness her change lives quite literally on a regular basis, but her passion for the field was contagious and made the work environment enjoyable to come back to day after day. I would highly recommend Dana."
- Elizabeth Shaw, MS, Registered Dietitian
She has made a huge impact on my recovery process...
"I cannot even begin to explain how much Dana has changed my life. I am now able to put my feelings into words. She has made a huge impact on my recovery process. I want to thank her for helping me when I didn't want to help myself."
- T.H., college student ATHLETE
IN RECOVERY FROM AN EATING DISORDER
I have noticed long-term changes in my coping abilities and levels of emotional stress...
"I started working with Dana after multiple therapists proved to be ineffective for my specific needs. Not only does she offer an incredibly judgment-free approach, but she also possesses the skills to direct you in overcoming past trauma and many other difficulties. I never feel like I have to overly explain anything or spell things out - she knows exactly what I am referring to, which is a huge relief, and time is never wasted! She creates a space that feels safe even while discussing hard topics. I have never felt misunderstood. Not only do I feel relief from our sessions, but I have noticed long-term changes in my coping abilities and levels of emotional stress. I highly recommend Dana to anyone looking for an incredible coach who is understanding, incredibly intuitive, and skillful. I am so grateful for her."
- C.N., college senior in transition
I have never been more comfortable expressing my troubles with someone and in return, receiving so much support and guidance...
"Dana has been such an influential figure in my life for the time I worked with her. She guided me in a way that didn't make it seem as if I was going to therapy and offered such a positive empathetic environment for me. I have never been more comfortable expressing my troubles with someone and in return receiving so much support and guidance. She is an incredible person with a natural and rare ability to really understand and help people who are looking for it. She's had such a positive impact on my life and I'm thankful to have met her."
- E.B., high school student transitioning to college
I wouldn't be where I am today without her help...
"I've had the opportunity to work with Dana throughout the past six years of my life on a range of issues like anxiety /depression, relationship troubles, and changing fields of work. She was able to provide me with contacts when I was in the process of changing my career and those contacts were extremely helpful when deciding that this is the job I want to pursue. Dana is incredibly kind, non-judgmental, and very easy and comfortable to open up to. I've seen so much growth within myself and am so thankful to have Dana in my life. I'm so fortunate to have found her and wouldn't be where I am today without her help."
- K.B., A RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATE
TRANSITIONING TO ADULTHOOD