I am a licensed clinical psychologist with several years of experience working in clinical psychology settings, ranging from an inpatient psychiatric hospital to a women's residential substance use disorder treatment program. I have worked with toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, military, and geriatric populations in individual therapy, personality testing, and neurocognitive assessments. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, social anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis. I am also interested in working with individuals with traumatic brain injury, mild/moderate cognitive impairment, autistic spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and their caregivers.
My counseling style is authentic, integrative, holistic, supportive, genuine, kind, compassionate, perceptive, and curious. My approach combines humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral counseling. I am focused on the here and now and I want to know what is important to you and how we can move you towards your mental wellness goals. I utilize evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am an expert in psychotherapy, you are an expert in yourself, and I believe you already have many of the answers inside of you. Your treatment plan will be individualized and tailored to fit your specific needs. I have been passionate about mental health for many years and my purpose is to support you in creating your ideal life.
I am so excited that you are choosing to make a positive choice in your life today and I am here to support and empower you through the entire journey.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Sleeping disorders
- Bipolar disorder
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Psychologist #PSY-203419 (Expires: 2023-05-10)
Psychologist #PSY32287 (Expires: 2022-12-14)
Psychologist #PSY-1964 (Expires: 2024-06-30)
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So far Dr. Wafer is a very caring human being, and she listens to what I have to say without judging. Her views are rather philosophical and that's a good thing. The best part is that she offers homework. I hope to stay with her for as long as I can.
Dr. Dawn has been amazing in my experience. She is very patient with me and my schedule for doing things. She gets to the point quickly and so respectfully! I’ve never felt pressured to explain myself further with her and she has supported my wishes and encouraged me to reach a new understanding of myself. Her suggestions are super helpful and relevant to whatever the problem is. I have a lot of respect for how dedicated and helpful she has been.
Dr. Dawn has been really helpful in addressing my anxiety and struggles with divorce, marriage, infertility, and more.
I have been with Dr Dawn for a month now and she’s been great so far! She is timely, caring, listens to what I have to say with patience and understanding, asks me some pretty tough questions, is insightful and makes me think about things I never considered about. I really appreciate her and look forward to more sessions with her. I feel very lucky to have Dr Dawn helping me.
After a long search to find a therapist I connected with, I was on my last legs. Finding Dr.Dawn was such a relief! She makes you feel like she is a friend-but one who is impartial, listens, and is an expert.
Dr. Dawn has been a great listener. I think they actually understand how I'm feeling and they've shown so much patience during our sessions.
This is my first time doing text-only therapy, and it's really working for me. Dr. Dawn validates my feelings and plays along with me when I want to joke or when I'm feeling miserable.
Dr.Dawn makes me feel extremely comfortable with my first time in therapy
I am complicated and unmotivated. Dr. Dawn does a great job of working with my personality and my past to encourage me to forge onward.
Dr. Dawn is amazing. She is compassionate and perceptive, but she is also funny and makes therapy easy because she approaches it with such humanity. I am so grateful that I found her.
Dr. Dawn is amazing and really helpful. She keeps me accountable without being rude about it.
Timely, experienced and knowledgeable.
Dr.Dawn was very helpful. She was especially good at listening to my concerns. She was very understanding and supportive.
Dr. Dawn has helped me get through a very tough time and learn a lot more about myself. She has undoubted expertise, finds ways to connect the dots between very complicated aspects of my life, and creates a comfortable environment for me to be open about myself. I would highly recommend Dr. Dawn.
Dr. Dawn has helped me break down many walls…some I didn’t even know were there. It has been an extraordinary experience and an ongoing one in which almost daily I feel heard and I feel that I am working towards bettering values for myself and what I deserve. Dr. Dawn tells it like it is and has really helped me understand and reflect upon past and recent painful experiences. She has completely shifted my views and experiences of therapy; I am constantly learning and wondering and reflecting and it’s made a significant positive impact on my life.
Dr. Dawn exemplifies all that I'd right in the
Dr.Dawn is great! She’s super easy to talk to in a way where it feels like I’m talking to a close friend rather than a therapist (which is fantastic). She checks in with me consistently and sends over some pretty good “home work”. I think she’s a good match for me!
She listens well, and offers advice, and always checks on me, even when I don't have time to check in. She is very easy to talk to and share my thoughts.
Dr. Dawn has helped me breakthrough decades of fear and shame. I’ve worked with several different counselors and none have come close to her expert analysis, understanding and advice. Her skill set is well and above “next level”. I want to thank her for being the best.
Love working with Dr.Dawn!
Dr. Dawn is great. She’s insightful and definitely calls me out when I need to hear it, but it’s always thoughtful, and supported with helpful information I can utilize. I really appreciate her sense of humor and how seamlessly she blends it with her work.
Dr. Dawn has been amazing -- supportive, kind, professional, and her clinical experience shows through the material she has shared with me about ADHD. I also feel like I don't have to be defensive and though I can talk a mile a minute, she listens patiently and without judgment. I look forward to continuing my therapy with her and am very happily surprised that online therapy sessions have been so pleasant and also motivating to continue my progress and determination to get a handle on my symptoms. Thank you very much, Dr. Dawn! :)
Dr Dawn has really helpedme move forward, and has been a really helpful listener
Dr. Dawn is the first counselor I've had who listens to me and let's me express myself without interruption. She let's me talk and say what's on my mind. Very much appreciated.
I really like Dr. Dawn. She has always been thoughtful and respectful, and she understands my needs. I have some complicated issues and Dr. Dawn has always listened and helped me though my thoughts.
I appreciated Dr. Dawn's caring and down-to-earth personality which made it easy for me to talk to her. She listened with an open, non-judgemental ear and then asked questions that helped me look at issues from a different perspectives. She responded to my messages quickly, usually quicker than I expected. The intelligence, humor and compassion she showed felt very comforting and supportive. I would definitely recommend her to a friend or family member in need.
Dr. Dawn responds quickly and with very helpful, thought provoking responses. In a short amount of time she helped me get a better grasp on what causes my anxiety and ways to look at it differently. I’m looking forward to more sessions to learn more.
Dr.Dawn and I have been working together for two weeks now and I love her. She helps me understand why I feel a certain way and helps me navigate what to do or how to handle something in the future with an open mind. I appreciate her more than she knows!
She is amazing! Super professional but also so friendly. She cares about you and has amazing ways to help you with your struggles. :)
Dr. Dawn is a solid professional who brings empathy, humor, and expertise to the table in a collaborative setting geared toward wellness
Working with Dr. Dawn has been wonderful. She asks great questions and challenges me to keep working towards my goals while also cheering on my progress every set of the way. She is easy to talk to, flexible, and responsive and I’ve been happy with the work we have accomplished together.
She is there for your lows and highs. Supporting you through it all!
Thank you for being so funny and amazing
She’s a great listener and gives me insight to get me thinking outside the box. After my session with her I felt much better and am looking forward to working on my mental health with her.