What the Numbers Show Research has shown that children, even babies, have experienced depression. In the United States alone, research studies suggest that up to one percent of babies, four percent of preschool-aged children, five percent of school-aged children, and eleven percent of adolescents meet the diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder. It is important […]
About Dana Bronstein
Dana Bronstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience and passion for working with children of all ages and their families. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development.
Dana received her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University in Chicago with a specialization in Children and Families. Dana spent two years working as a master’s level social work intern at two therapeutic day schools in the Chicago suburbs working with children and adolescents with varying degrees of behavior and emotional disorders. These included Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. She effectively incorporated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy, motivational interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) frameworks when treating this population, although Dana believes in an individualized approach when working with each child and family system.
Dana most recently worked extensively with adults living with severe mental illness at Thresholds in McHenry County, and helped individuals learn how to effectively cope with their diagnoses utilizing a variety of evidence-based techniques. She also has experience working with individuals of all ages who have special needs while working at the Northwest Special Recreation Association in Rolling Meadows.
Dana helps empower children and collaborates with families to help achieve desired outcomes while utilizing a warm and compassionate approach.