Yana Davis (MSW, MEd) is transitioning to a career in social work after more than a decade in public education, where she taught middle and high school science. Yana recently earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Maine and currently holds a conditional clinical license (LMSW-CC). After her first internship working with asylum seekers at Hope House in Portland, Yana completed her second internship at The Island Institute for Trauma Recovery. She has training in EMDR and other approaches that incorporate emotions, memories, and somatic experiences. She believes that healing requires the integration of heart, mind, and body, and strives to meet the unique goals of each client.
Additionally, as a former educator, Yana employs a holistic approach to working with families. Her goal is to help parents and caregivers understand that their child’s behavior is a form of communication that aligns with their developmental stage, and that many adverse behaviors exhibited by children are an indicator of an unmet need. Yana has received training from FASCETS and practices a neurobehavioral approach to working with individuals who may be impacted by prenatal substance exposure and other brain-based conditions. Yana has a special interest in working with adoptive and foster families to support the unique impact of attachment on a child’s emotional development.
Yana can be reached at (650) 560-4103 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.