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Dayna Carlton

Therapist

Dayna Carlton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned a dual title Master’s degree in Social Work and Infant Mental Health at Wayne State University with a concentration in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dayna has years of experience working with women, children and families in the community mental health and foster care settings. She provides trauma-informed, relationship based psychotherapy with a focus on reflective practice, attachment theory and child development. She provides education on common trauma responses while offering emotional support and encouragement. Dayna places high emphasis on relationships, prioritizing trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship as the first goal of treatment. She believes that a high quality attachment bond between caregiver and child is the most important contributor to a child’s success and is constantly focused on this relationship in her work. Dayna earned endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Specialist with the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health. She has participated in qualitative research focused on the association between parental views and child outcomes. She is trained in child-parent psychotherapy and play therapy techniques. Much of her experience has centered around children and families who have experienced adverse childhood events including poverty, abuse, neglect and grief and loss.

Availability: Accepting new clients

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, United Health Care, Blue Cross Complete Medicaid, Meridian Medicaid and Mclaren Medicaid.  

Direct Contact: dcarlton@earlyconnectionsinstitute.com

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