Dawn Byrne

(M.A., LCPC, Addiction, counselor)
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About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland with over 20 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; residential psychiatric and addiction center. I have also served as a "Crisis Interventionist" in an ER setting, so I am comfortable sorting out complex problems in a rapidly changing environment.
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: decision -making; self-management; emotional regulation; anger management; coping with stress and resolving relational conflicts.

Areas of Specialty:

Alcohol and drug addiction
The Disease model of Addiction
Relapse Prevention
Recovery Skills
Crisis Interventions
Risk assessments

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Self-Management Skills
Coping Skills
Setting Boundaries
Decision-making skills
Emotional IQ
Fear and Stress
Getting Unstuck

Years of Experience:
Counseling: 15+ years
Crisis Interventionist: 7 years
Corporate training: 10 years






Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #LC4540 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Thank you Dawn! I felt as though you listened to me and cared for me like a loving auntie. The no-judgement space and the solidarity in being people who have struggled with addiction issues were exactly what I needed in a time when, as I realize now, was very very bleak, hopeless, and miserable. You made me feel validated, worthy, and loved. Thank you!

Written by L.K. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Don is a wonderful combination of smart and caring. She really helped me through some difficult times, and helped me to come through a difficult experience stronger, and with better coping skills and strategies. She truly went above and beyond.

Written by E.R. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dawn is an amazing counselor that listened to my needs and helped me through a lot of different events the past few months. I’m truly grateful we were connected through this app. I strongly recommend Dawn as a counselor!

Written by C.O. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dawn was a Godsend from the beginning. Super understanding and relatable, and always flexible with scheduling and available when needed. I truly enjoyed the sessions and benefited tremendously from her insight. I’m feeling ready for my life but part of me will no doubt miss talking things out with Dawn.

Written by G.A. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

Dawn is very understanding on what I say. She really helps me express my feelings.

Written by J.E. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dawn is nonjudgmental, caring, and incredibly smart. She has helped me to develop a kinder inner voice. I feel very lucky to have found her, and to have her guidance through one of my darker times.

Written by C.H. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

She is truly amazing and encouraging

Written by C.H. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Dawn is fantastic. Easy to talk to and has a lot of good info to share. Highly recommend.

Written by D.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dawn is a great listener. She helped me bring to light what was causing my anxiety and mood swings. She's very understanding. I'm really grateful to have her that I can talk to.

Written by A.M. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dawn has been so helpful throughout my journey. She has been so attentive and listened to everything I had to say to help me with my struggles. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing assistance with personal and relationship conflicts. I know she will be there for me even when my therapy journey is over!

Written by Z.A. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dawn is extremely helpful! Even before I met with her, she sent me questions that enabled me to pinpoint what really bothered me and identify the desired outcomes. She truly listens and is very compassionate, while at the same time being objective. Her recommended strategies for dealing with stress have been super helpful. She is helping me take my life back, for which I am deeply grateful!

Written by F.I. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She was very sweet, a great listener, and very easy to talk to. She allowed me to open up without any judgement and provided a safe environment.

Written by J.O. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is a great listener and helped me out during a tough time in my life. Thank You Dawn!

Written by M.I. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Great counselor! She is so good at diving in! Highly recommend!

Written by M.I. on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Dawn has been immensely helpful to me in the past months. She’s been able to help me learn to deal with my own emotions and deal with family problems.
She very easy to talk to, very personable, and very knowledgeable about substance abuse and leaning how to deal with those with alcoholism. I would highly recommend Dawn as a counselor.

Written by C.A. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dawn always makes me feel seen and heard in a way that no other therapist has! She is an exceptional therapist and anybody would be lucky to have her in their support system

Written by P.E. on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Insightful, provides support, feedback and homework.

Written by M.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dawn really understood what I was saying and was great at giving me the tools to use in order to progress.

Written by M.A. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Thank for your kind words and for holding my hand through some of the hardest moments.

Written by M.E. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Felt very heard from the first session forward.

Written by J.U. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

My counselor is very attentive and caters the sessions to help me with wherever the conversation goes. It’s very helpful and convenient! I have used her advice to get me through my situations as they arise.