Dana M. Wilkerson, LPC, RPT-S


Masters of Professional Counseling, Liberty University 2010

Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology, Christopher Newport University 1997


Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level One: Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

EMDR Basic Training

Theraplay Level 1 and 2

TAC Adoption Competent Therapist

TBRI Practitioner

Registered Play Therapist

Extensive Training in Structural Family Therapy

Member of the Association for Play Therapy

Attachment Based Family Therapy

Child-Parent Relational Therapy Level 1

Licensed Professional Counselor with the Virginia Board of Counseling (#0701005600)


Member of the Association for Play Therapy

Board Member for Virginia Community Response Network

Dana Wilkerson opened Living Water Counseling Center in 2011 with much anticipation to create an environment for well-trained therapists to provide quality services to their community. Service to others has been an important aspect of the counseling practice, and it is a blessing to see other therapists serve with the same level of enthusiasm and commitment.

Dana considers it an honor to create a sacred space with a client in the therapeutic relationship. As clients are able to unravel developmental traumas, process relational difficulties, and dispel long-held cognitive beliefs, true healing emerges within. Just consider the creation of a precious pearl, deep on the ocean floor, and how the most painful experiences one faces can harvest such a beautiful gem. Our lives are much like that. We when work through painful circumstances, we are brought to a new appreciation of all that we have been through and what we can accomplish! 

Dana specializes in the treatment of trauma, building healthy attachments between parents and children, pre and post adoption work, working with children in the foster care system, couples and family therapy.

Dana has been married for twenty four years and has three children (ages 20, 19, 18) and a cute mini Australian Shepherd named, Brodie. In her spare time, she loves to visit Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. She hopes to counsel well into her 70’s!