Dana is the owner and lead clinician at The Woodlands Center for Families. A proud Texas Aggie, class of 1996, she began her professional career as a teacher in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. While teaching, she went on to receive her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University. Since acquiring her degree in 2005, she has worked with individuals, families, couples and groups in a non-profit and private sector. Currently, she made herself at home in a private practice in the Woodlands where she has spent the majority of her career serving the community.
Through her experience as a teacher and counselor she has welcomed the opportunity to engage people going through complex dynamics experienced as individuals, couples and families. Her colleagues and clients know her to be inquisitive, understanding and not one to shy away from challenging situations. Using her curious nature and intentional listening style, she easily draws out and helps clarify her clients values and priorities, while highlighting their strengths. Then uses these to help set goals and map out a path to achieve them. Understanding that each person has a different way of learning and growing, she adapts herself to meet the individual’s style of learning in order to guide them towards the knowledge and skills necessary for change.
Believing in the power of education and training, she has a broad background of study. In her clinical work, she draws primarily from two evidenced based therapies: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy. She also weaves in other models such as, Solution Focused Therapy, Collaborative Language Systems, Motivational Interviewing, and Imago Therapy.
When Dana is not spending time in the office, she enjoys tapping into her adventurous spirit by doing things like traveling, jamming out at a concert, and various outdoor activities such as hiking, rollerblading and paddleboarding. She is also a proud dog mom who, at times, enjoys bringing her furry co-therapist to the office to keep clients company during their sessions.
To get started call her at 832-702-7589
Meghan is our therapist brought aboard to brave our teen clients and families, who she finds fun and resilient. Her love for working with teens and young adults stemmed from her personal and professional experience. A proud graduate from the University of St. Thomas, Meghan enjoyed a career as an athletic coach and high school teacher. Her passion for working with families and adolescents grew and she pursued her Master’s degree in Individual, Couples and Family Counseling from Our Lady of the Lake University. Immediately after graduation in 2016, she left her teaching career to seize the opportunity to begin working with families here at TWCF.
Teens are her favorite people in the world but she definitely makes room for individual, couples and families of all backgrounds and ages. She finds that each one of her families challenges her to be a better therapist and to think outside of the box as they each share their unique selves. Working with teens, in particular, has helped her develop a well-balanced tough and gentle spirit.
Meghan’s theoretical orientation is based on Solution-Focused Therapy, Collaborative Language Systems and Narrative Therapy. She, therefore, works side-by-side with clients to maximize and utilize their strengths to create change. Both therapist and client become co-authors in writing a new chapter in their lives. Through teaching skills classes, she can embrace a combination of her passions to help her clients find the power, balance and change they are seeking their lives. As a therapist, Meghan seeks to offer a place where people feel safe, empowered and encouraged to be themselves.
In Meghan's free time, she loves engaging in life-changing conversations with colleagues, friends and family alike. Whether it's sharing something funny that happened over the weekend or sharing life's lessons and aspirations. Often described as being “free-spirited,” she is always waiting for the next opportunity to travel, meet new people and experience new things. She strives to live her life singing and dancing as if noone is watching.
Carrie Rimato, LPC – Intern came aboard the TWCF team in August of 2019 to support our kids and teens whom she delights in their energy and spirit. Carrie’s professional experience began after she graduated from Houston Baptist University with a BA in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education. Carrie remains passionate about working with children and teens. After teaching in private and public schools for many years, she went back to school to graduate with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from The King’s University in Southlake, Texas. After graduating in 2018, Carrie worked at the Fifth Ward Pregnancy Help Center to service teen and adult women in crisis.
On the TWCF team, under the supervision of Dana Hahn MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S, Carrie hopes to join with children, teens, and adult clients and assist in building plans to combat any problems they face. Carrie has an eclectic style and uses a variety of theories in achieving the most success for her clients. Carrie has received Levels I and II training of Gottman Couples Therapy and uses Solution Focused Therapy with Motivational Interviewing often with clients in sessions. At this time, she is being formally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Much of Carrie’s free time is spent with her family. She and her husband have been married for 12 years. When she and her husband married, he already had one child from a previous marriage, and together they added two more kiddos. We have two dogs and three cats that we have rescued from shelters or bad situations. As a family, they love the beach and all things around water. Additionally, Carrie loves to watch movies, read and listen to music. They are a social bunch and engage in several community events, like concerts, or sporting events. Additionally, she and her family like to gather with friends and are involved in their church. Carrie is enthusiastic and passionate in knowing each and every person’s life story that she meets at the center and in the community.