Dana N Sayre is a Registered Drama Therapist through the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA). They also currently hold the title of Assistant Director of Psychodrama from Centerwood Institute. Dana has a MA in Performance Studies from Texas A&M University.
Dana is queer and trans non-binary (they/them/their) provides LGBTQ / LGBTQIA+, polyamory / non-monogamy, and BDSM / kink-affirming services. They are also neurodivergent (Autistic / ADHD / 2e) with a history of complex PTSD.
Dana has experience working with mood disorders (including depression and anxiety), trauma and complex trauma, domestic violence, neurodivergence, and chronic illness/disability. They also have expertise in compassion fatigue/burnout and is passionate about supporting helping and healing professionals create sustainable wellness practices.
Dana is a member of the Cultural Humility, Equity, and Diversity Committee of the NADTA and its Disability Justice Working Group. They also started their own working group to explore Queer Drama Therapy.
Dana is a member of the TRACC4Movements Healing Network, and is currently certified in Movement Trauma Healer Training (Level 1).
They facilitate peer support and social events and community outreach/education about LGBTQ and disability issues with Chronically Queer – Austin.
Dana also helps admin and moderate a group for LGBQIA affirming therapists on Facebook.