New Path LLC 
17214 Van Wagoner Road Spring Lake, MI 49456       231.670.0663                       


Dana Hood MA LPC NCC
Dana received her Masters in Counseling from Central Michigan University and opened her private practice a short time after. Prior to this she was involved in many different career paths, from Aquatics Director to Event Coordinator to a Red Cross Health and Safety Coordinator. After participating in many different fields she found the path that was made for her in Counseling. She truly believes that by working alongside many different people and different paths it has allowed her to see the many positives in all people.

Her training and experience thus far have brought her to have a passion for working with children, teens and adults who are experiencing life changes, relationship concerns, gender identity, depression and anxiety.  She has also been trained in working with Perinatal Mood Disorders with women who have recently given birth or who are pregnant and Play Therapy.

Dana also has done extensive work with teens and adults who have experienced or are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts and self harm.

MA- Masters of Arts   LPC- Licensed Professional Counselor   NCC- National Certified Counselor
Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image: What Every Clinician Needs to Know, June 2019
Mastery in Mental Health Documentation and Medical Necessity, May 2018
Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Workshop (Center for Mindful Self-Compassion), March 2017
Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care Certificate of Completion Program, October 2016
Techniques for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Problems (PESI),  January 2016
Trauma, PTSD & Traumatic Grief (PESI), December 2015
Crisis Intervention and Critical Incident Stress Management, June 2015
Suicide and Self-Mutilation: Stopping the Pain (PESI), March 2015
MIAPT Annual Play Therapy Conference (MIAPT), February 2015
Play Therapy Training (Bethany Christian Services), July 2014
Annual Perinatal Mood Disorders Conference: Understanding Trauma in Pregnancy and  Postpartum (Pine Rest), May 2014
Perinatal Mood Disorders: An Overview with Nancy Roberts (Spectrum Health), November 2013

National Board for Certfied Counselors, February 2016-present
Multi Agency Team (Grand Haven Area Public Schools), September 2014-July 2016
Perinatal Mood Disorder NOCH Support Group Volunteer Therapist, September 2013-present
Tri Cities Ministries Counseling Volunteer, March 2012-August 2012
Lakeshore Pregnancy Center Volunteer, March 2012-May 2012
American Counseling Association, July 2011-present
Michigan Recreation and Parks Association, January 2007-December 2008
Meeting Professionals International, January 2006-December 2013
Church Youth Volunteer, November 2004-present
Leadership Advancement Scholar, September 2004-May 2008