ABOUT DANA

Dana Shafir, Ph.D., LPC

Dana Shafir, Ph.D., LPC

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor

Psychotherapist, Health Coach

Dana (pronounced with a soft "a") attended the University of Texas in Austin to receive a Bachelor’s in psychology. She then went on to earn her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Texas Woman’s University, where she also became a licensed professional counselor. Dana worked for several years as a psychotherapist prior to deciding to finally pursue her dream of integrating health and nutrition into her work. This was a natural and logical assimilation, as what we put into our bodies affects how we feel about ourselves, the world, and those around us.

 

Dana completed the Health Coach Training Program through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied under pioneers in the fields of holistic nutrition, preventive health, and coaching techniques. Dana also studied more than 100 dietary theories, knowledge she uses when working with clients to help them create real and lasting changes in their own health. Living with several food intolerances has given Dana a unique perspective on real-food diets, and she has found that a whole foods, clean-eating works best to meet her own nutritional needs.

 

Dana contributes to Strategy Magazine Online as the magazine’s Resident Nutritionist. In this role, she hopes to help the business-savvy become more health-savvy by sharing her knowledge through healthy eating tips and articles that directly address the lives of busy young professionals.

 

Dana is a wife and a mother to three young girls.

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I first turned to Dana when testing revealed 33 major food intolerances. I was already gluten free due to my celiac disease, so eliminating 33 additional foods was, to say the least, daunting.

 

It wasn’t just about eliminating foods. I needed to know how to heal, how make sure I was getting all my needed vitamins and nutrients, and how to function in social settings with my new limitations.  [Dana] not only held my hand and helped me heal physically, but her expertise in psychotherapy helped me too…

 

Melody R.