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J.D. Dragna, PsyD



Education
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant)
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, University of Canterbury
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Tampa

Relevant Experience
As Joseph Campbell stated, “the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Accordingly, Dr. Dragna (he/him) strives to create a warm and supportive working-relationship to explore each person’s unique story, while maintaining a special focus on bringing unconscious material into consciousness.
Dr. Dragna has worked with a wide range of clinical populations in a variety of settings, and supports others be their authentic self. While Dr. Dragna primarily conceptualizes from a psychodynamic standpoint; he pulls from a range of different modalities’ interventions when working with individuals.
Prior to joining DePaul University’s Counseling & Psychological Services, Dr. Dragna served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Sutter Center for Psychiatry in Sacramento, CA. There, he focused on crisis-stabilization and provided psychological testing, individual, group, and milieu psychotherapy services on the adult, child and adolescent, and intensive care units. Additionally, Dr. Dragna has a passion for reading and learning psychodynamic theory and taught a graduate-level course in the Philosophy of Major Schools in Psychological Theory.

Clinical Interests
In terms of clinical interest, Dr. Dragna believes that each one of us can overcome life’s obstacles and live more authentically. He has found this to be an important aspect when working with a wide variety of clinical presentations (depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders).

Fun Fact
When Dr. Dragna is not reading myths, fairytales, and psychological theory, he loves playing with his two dogs, Ellie and Echo