Dana Bottari Psychotherapy

Learn To Accept Yourself So You Can Learn To Change
Dana Bottari Psychotherapy

Dana Bottari Psychotherapy

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Learn To Accept Yourself So You Can Learn To Change

It’s one thing to say that you want to change, and another thing to make it happen. Many things can get in the way—anxiety, low self-esteem,  depression, and countless other mental health concerns. But it’s discouraging, to strive for your goals and feel like you’re constantly falling short.

Reaching out for therapy is the best step you can take in this journey. Change is possible, and it’s easier when you have someone alongside to help you. You deserve to live the life you want.

My name is Dana Bottari. I’m a licensed psychotherapist practicing exclusively online therapy, and I’m here to help you reach your goals by helping you work through your problems. By teaching you new ways to think about yourself and the world around you, together we will change the way you live.

Why Online Therapy?

I conduct all my therapy sessions online over Zoom. Like many other therapists, I switched to online therapy during the pandemic. I’ve continued with it because it allows me to see people in multiple states. It also means that you have the option to work with me if we live in different places. You no longer have to think about traffic or distance when scheduling your therapy appointments. You can stay focused on what matters—having a productive and restorative therapy session from the comfort of your own home.

I am licensed in Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Ohio, and New Jersey.

I do accept insurance.

You can click here to learn more about me, and here to read more about my services.

If you think I’m the right person to help you, fill out my contact form.

About My Therapy Style

I work best with people who have goals they are motivated to achieve. We will work towards these goals together. Through this process you will begin to know yourself, which will help you make the changes you want.

Often, negative thought patterns are what interfere with our ability to reach our potential. These might be caused by anxiety, depression, or other challenges. But using a mixture of therapy methods, I will help you identify, confront, and change the way you think. Because what we think impacts how we feel, and this impacts what we do.

The therapy methods I most often use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Cognitive behavioral therapy is based around the connections between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Identifying and challenging irrational thoughts helps improve how we feel and what we do. Dialectical Behavioral therapy helps people learn more effective ways to regulate their emotions, think more rationally, learn skills to tolerate distress more effectively, and live in the present moment.

These processes can be challenging, but I will be there with you, supporting you with empathy and validation. I’m direct, but not directive. I want to help you face your negative thoughts, but I will do so with compassion and a complete lack of judgment. I will work with you wherever you are on your journey.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them.

Insurance

I accept the following insurance networks:

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Meritain Health
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare 
  • Out of Network

My self-pay rate is $130 per session.

If your network is not on this list, check with your provider about their out-of-network options for mental health. You may still be able to get reimbursement for your sessions.