I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland with over 30 years of experience in treating mental health and addiction issues. I specialize in treating adults who present with both issues at the same time ("co-occurring" disorders). I hold two masters degrees- in Counseling and Education. I have worked in a variety of settings: corporate employee assistance programs (EAP); community psychiatry programs; out- patient addiction recovery clinics. I have also served as a "Crisis Interventionist" in an ER setting, so I am comfortable sorting out complex problems in a rapid manner.
Prior to serving as a corporate and community counselor, I was a corporate trainer, specializing in Coping Skills. So I provide psycho-educational skills to enhance individual therapy.
My style is client-centered and solution-focused. I will provide you with a safe space to help you explore, assess and develop a do-able treatment plan. The goal is to help you decide what changes you want to make to increase satisfaction with your life. My focus is on providing you with practical skills that help you with everyday issues: relational conflict, decision -making; self-management; emotional regulation; anger management, and coping with anxiety.
Areas of Specialty:
Alcohol and drug addiction
Additional Areas of Expertise:
Fear and Stress
Years of Experience:
Counseling: 25+ years
Crisis Interventionist: 7 years
Corporate training: 10 years
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC4540
Dawn is so much more than a therapist. She is a strong, professional woman who also is a great career coach. She has helped me navigate some tricky situation at work in addition to helping me to process how these situation’s have made me feel and think. I highly value her expertise and she recommends books and other resources that have helped me so much.
Written on Aug 19, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Dawn is absolutely amazing. I have been seeing her for about a year now and only have positive things to say. She is the best combination of empathetic and proactive at helping me solve my problems.
Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Dawn has been incredible to work with!
Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coaching
Getting connected to Dawn was so beneficial for me! I could not have imagined navigating my life changes and family dynamics without her. She helped me create, establish, and respect my own boundaries and I will never forget the impact our sessions had on me. I continue to carry so much of what I learned from Dawn with me in my every day life! I am so thankful for her expertise and helpful advice on my life.
Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and relationship issues
Dawn has helped me make tremendous strides to improve my quality of life in the time we have seen each other. I sincerely appreciate all of the advice and thoughtful interactions I have had with her in our sessions. I feel that she has helped me become more healthy, more happy overall, and more conscious of the types of decisions I need to make to better myself. I believe that she can be a helpful resource to anyone struggling with depression and/or addiction.
Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Dawn is very thoughtful and respectful. I feel confident I will continue to make progress with her.
Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching