Dr. Dana Labat is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Louisiana and Texas. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fisk University with induction into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She then completed her master’s degree in media studies from Pennsylvania State University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Labat’s training includes a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology, which propelled her into the position of lead psychologist and psychological services manager at the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit of Children’s Medical Center Dallas (CMCD) and its Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders. While in this leadership role, she liaised with numerous hospital departments, including neurology, gastroenterology, oncology, consultation, and more. She also served on the leadership team, attaining the first nationally recognized Certification for Pediatric Eating Disorders by the Joint Commission.
Dr. Labat transitioned her expertise from the hospital setting to the community setting and opened a private practice in Dallas, concentrating on providing therapies, both individual and group, with adolescents and adults, with a focus on couple’s therapy, relationship repair, and treatment of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating), depression, and anxiety. She also obtained specific training in perinatal mental health from Postpartum Support International to support women and/or couples experiencing infertility, pregnancy loss, and/or perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
As a Louisiana- and Texas-licensed clinical psychologist, she currently maintains an active private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she works with clients across Louisiana and Texas in person and virtually through tele-mental health therapies. Her areas of specialty include supporting adolescents and adults with everyday life stressors; promoting women’s emotional health across the lifespan including reproductive health and pregnancy loss; and supporting the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities therapeutically. Moreover, Dr. Labat conducts psychological and psychoeducational assessments for the determination of learning differences and attention-related difficulties and to clarify diagnoses.
Dr. Labat is also a sought-after speaker in the areas of antiracism initiatives, mindfulness in BIPOC communities, coping with racial trauma, and living a healthy lifestyle. She also serves as a national consultant and content developer for a digital weight-loss program serving over 50,000 individuals across the United States.
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