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Angelina Dawkins, LCSW, LISW-CP

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Angelina completed her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2017, she worked as an Addictions Counselor, serving individuals with substance abuse concerns in residential treatment. She works with the Veteran population, providing therapy focused on healing from past traumas, substances use concerns, and disruptive mood conditions. In her Army Reserves unit, she worked as a Victim Advocate, providing education regarding sexual harassment and assault prevention in addition to providing advocacy to soldiers and their families.
Angelina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focused on a holistic approach in treatment, working together with clients to identify areas they would like to heal and strengthen in their mental, emotional , physical, and spiritual well-being for a balanced life. She focuses on actively listening to provide a space of support and compassion allowing for exploration of emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Her belief is every person deserves happiness, feeling empowered, and to love themselves for who they are. She utilizes a variety of techniques in her practice, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused problem solving. Angelina puts value into providing an eclectic approach in the treatment experience, allowing for an individualized approach to each person.
Angelina enjoys working with individuals struggling with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, low self-esteem, relationship issues, stress, trauma, and substance use concerns.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Communication problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

IL LCSW 149.021920

SC LISW-CP 14790


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Angelina Dawkins. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Angelina is invested in me, my success, and my triumphs; even if they are just baby steps. She listens and she cares and that means a lot to me. I feel zero judgement from her, therefore I am 100% honest no matter how hard it is to say out loud. I can't wait to talk with her again.

Written on Feb 02, 2024 after therapy with Angelina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Angelina has been so helpful right from the beginning. She’s asking those key questions in non-invasive ways. If I had any doubts about getting on this journey to healing, she really wipes them away.

Written on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Angelina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders