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Dr. Cason has advanced training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral protocols, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Developmental Needs Meeting Strategies (DNMS). She is LGBT-supportive and respectful of all spiritual paths.  If you are interested in talking with her about psychotherapy please contact her at:


Dana Cason, Ph.D

Cason Psychological Services, LLC

140 Summit Centre Drive, Suite B.  Columbia, SC, 29229 

 "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom."  

Anais Nin. 

Dana R. Cason, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in Columbia, South Carolina, who has been providing therapy for more than twenty years in a variety of settings.  She specializes in helping people overcome traumatic experiences. Traumatic experiences can take the form of childhood abuse, domestic violence, physical assaults, combat, rape, ritualistic abuse, and/or torture. 

Although it can seem like experiences like these are permanently damaging, healing and growth are possible in the right treatment environment.  Dr. Cason also helps people deal with more subtle, less extreme stressors such as poor self esteem and relationship difficulties. 

Clients typically see her for help dealing with issues like: