Last modified: September 16, 2022
Quick Facts
  • Certifications:

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
    Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and Qualified Parenting Coordinator
    Bachelor’s in Psychology
    Master’s in Mental Health Counseling

  • Expertise:
    Mental Health Counseling
    Clinical Research
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About Dana

Dana Nolan, MS, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor who moderates the monthly support group at She has experience with inpatient and outpatient counseling, and clinical research in the United States and Australia. She offers individual and family counseling at Healthy Living Counseling in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Dana speaks regularly at regional and national conferences, as well as community organizations and professional roundtables. She specializes in helping patients cope with cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses.

In our monthly online support group, Dana strives to help mesothelioma patients overcome the physical and emotional challenges of the disease and work toward a happier and healthier life. Each session begins with a brief educational presentation on coping with mesothelioma before transitioning to an open discussion with patients and caregivers.

Dana earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University. She spends her free time watching her children’s sports and music activities, or biking, jogging or swimming.

Top Videos

  • Why are support groups so important to mesothelioma caregivers?

    Watch: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Dana Nolan explains how support groups allow caregivers to connect with others and share their experiences and challenges.

  • Explain emotional distress when dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis

    Watch: Dana Nolan describes how emotional distress, such as depression and body-image issues, may affect mesothelioma patients and caregivers.