I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota with more than 20 years of experience working in adult and children's mental health care. I am a full-time school social worker who is passionate about treating and advocating for mental health care. My experiences include treatment for anxiety and depression, living with and thriving with ADHD, immigration and migration trauma, adjusting to hearing loss, self esteem and motivation. I practice and incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion in all that I do. My approach with my clients is to honor where you have been, understand where you are and foster well-being. I have a passion for experiencing and learning about culture, languages (ASL, Spanish and more) and travel.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Body Image, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy
MN LICSW 10659
After 2 sessions - I already feel seen and heard. Hopeful for all of the continued learning and work - and Dawn feels like a good guide / partner in that.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
She listens to me and does a great job summarizing my thoughts and feelings. She validates me and makes me feel understood.
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Dawn has been a great venting board. She also recommended some great materials to help with my problems with anxiety and shame.
Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties