Ms. Dana Elken Terrell, LCSW, EAC

(she, her)

About Me

I've been in love with Bowen theory for over 40 years, and EMDR therapy for over 20. I've integrated the two for 20 years, developing an integrative Bowen and EMDR (iBE) protocol for individuals and groups. To introduce both lay readers and professionals to my integration, I wrote a self-help book, "When I Do Relationships SO RIGHT How Do They Go SO WRONG." Currently I'm completing research on helping parents of special needs children, in a group setting, to process their trauma concerning their children. And on the horizon is a large study using the iBE protocol in a group setting.

Education & Experience

University of Minnesota, BA summa cum laude in psychology, 1974 University of Minnesota, MSW, 1980

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA Regional Meeting in San Diego, Steering Committee San Diego Trauma Recovery Network, Steering Committee, Volunteer Consultant

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • Seniors


out of network for PPO plans, private pay, sliding fee scale