About me

Have you been feeling stuck? Do you feel like no one else can relate to your difficulties? Some times we have problems that we just don't want to share with friends or family. That's when therapy could benefit you. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ,I specialize in helping people work through any issue that is preventing them to live to their fullest potential. I have both day and evening appointment time for your convenience.
I have been working in this field for 16 years. I specialize in working with issues of anger management, depression, anxiety and adjustment issues. I have training in older adult issues and enjoy helping caregivers to better manage their own lives while caring for loved ones.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 16

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NJ LCSW 44SC05359600


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dawn Cheetham. 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.

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Good listener

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and career difficulties

Dawn is great she fully understands my issues. It help me to decide how to handle my issues at my job. I am less stressed and have taken steps to cha nge my need to change what is wrong at work. It help to speak to someone big time.

Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dawn is a wonderful therapist. She has helped me deal with anxiety and depression. She has a kind and knowledge way of addressing issues and getting to the root of the problems.

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Dawn is phenomenal! She has made and continues to make therapy easy and relaxing. I can easily open up to her because she makes me feel very comfortable and understanding that I'm not the only one who goes through these issues. I am seeing a change in the way I think because of her and the exercises she gives me. She let's me talk and let's me get everything off my chest. When therapy is over I feel that saying that people say " a huge weight lifted off my shoulders" I'm grateful for her but I'm also proud of myself for going through therapy. Thank you

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning sleeping disorders, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Practical and wise.

Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is so GREAT! This is my first time using BetterHelp and I’m really happy I decided to reach out for help. Dawn has been a wonderful therapist with great advices and understanding. I’m happy I was matched to her. Her advices and techniques have been very helpful. Definitely recommend her.

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dawn has really helped put things in perspective for me. She provides actionable tools to help manage stress and anger. I enjoy my conversations with her and I have seen a tremendous improvement in my general disposition.

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve had other therapists that hasn’t worked but with dawn it was a instant understanding and comfort off of only the first phone session. Although, we are of different races, she tried her best to always understand or even go as far as asking questions to better understand my culture. 10/10 always results quickly and makes time for you.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dawn is a great listener and I can always count on questions to gain further information and then advice and feedback. Dawn has been such a great sounding board when I am overwhelmed or stressed.

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kind, caring and funny. Makes you feel very relaxed while session is taking place and very knowledgeable about anxiety!!!

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am very happy with the sessions I have had with Dawn - she has a really great understanding of my situation and has provided great support

Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

Dawn is AMAZING!

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dawn was accessible and approachable and helped me to see the issue I was having in another way that helped. She's great.

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dawn Cheetham is a professional, excellent, wonderful and very patient psychologist. She is a warm hearted person and has great skills in her filed. She listens to me and she respects me. I am very satisfied with her sessions and greatly appreciate her help.

Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dawn is a fantastic therapist! She is kind but does not beat around the bush. She has helpful suggestions and really listens. It is easy to open up to her and I feel I am making progress in my mental health. Thanks Dawn for all your help!

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Very good

Written on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dawn was very helpful in our first few conversations addressing my initial concerns about stress and anxiety. I then unexpectedly suffered a great personal loss and Dawn was a tremendous asset in guiding me through my initial emotions as well as what to expect with the grieving process and how to handle coping with my loss. I’m definitely in a much better state of mind now both with my grief and depression, as well as the initial anxiety and stress. Thanks again for everything.

Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She’s amazing. Great memory, about past issues, and is upbeat and happy

Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

Dawn is extremely easy to talk to and down to earth. She offers a lot of practical exercises to help me manage my anxiety and reframe negative thoughts.

Most importantly, I always feel happier and think more clearly after speaking with her. I have met face to face with other therapists in the past and I often left the appointment feeling worse. That isn't the case with Dawn.

I would highly recommend her for someone struggling with depression and anxiety.

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dawn has been extremely helpful in my journey of healing! This past year has been difficult- working on the frontlines as a Covid nurse, managing school, and dealing with relationships in the process. I hadn’t always had a great perception of therapists and psychiatrists in the past (they were not affiliated with Better Help.) And I was hesitant to start going to therapy again. I am SO happy I downloaded Better Help, and am beyond grateful that I matched with Dawn! She has influenced my vision of therapy in a really positive way, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking help.

Written on Nov 06, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Dawn Cheetham is deeply sympathetic but also practical + sensible in her advice- she really listens, I would very highly recommend her to anyone!

Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Truly empathetic, supportive, and warm. She’s like a friendly shoulder to cry on, who then helps you process what just happened.

Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

Good listener. Very helpful

Written on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Dawn is very easy to talk to and offers a lot of helpful suggestions for coping with my anxiety.

Written on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I am satisfied with our progress thus far.

Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dawn is very kind and understanding. She provided to me multiple different coping mechanisms and isn’t just treating me like any other patient. I definitely feel like I am focused.

Written on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Very understanding and easy to talk to!!!

Written on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dawn is truly amazing. She listens to my concerns and gives me amazing tips and advice. She's super professional and always available.

Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

She’s great listens and understands as conversation evolves. Very friendly and has helped me immensely definitely what I wanted in therapy. Can’t say enough how much she has helped me power through.

Written on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 6 months

Dawn was an excellent therapist. Highly recommend!!!

Written on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

As I started my first session with Dawn Cheetham we connected right away. She related to my problems and helped me to see things and how to handle that I was suffering from in a whole new postive perspective. As I speak to her I am seeing my dark clouds turning into clear sunny day. I'm so thankful and appreciate her efforts and her precious time that she has in sitting down and speaking with me every week, asking me about how my week went and was there something that bothered or excited me this week that I would like to discuss. Our discussions about my struggles or my great day are phenomenal. I'm really touched beyond words. So, I just was to say to anyone who is seek counseling, I truly recommend Dawn Cheetham. She is very caring, attentive and truly supportive and a great listener. She will never steer you in the wrong direction. My words are not enough to express my gratitude. Thank you Dawn Cheetham you are awesome.

Written on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Great counselor and very knowledgeable

Written on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dawn is kind, wise and my sessions with her have been very helpful. I really appreciate the practical suggestions she provides! I always look forward to our time and I always feel better afterwards : )

Written on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

ive tried a few therapists and have never found one as amazing as Dawn. we have a great connection and she guides me with care and honesty.
my life is so much better since starting my session with her

Written on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

These last few weeks, speaking with Dawn have helped me tremendously. She really helps me think clearly and pulls me out of my dark days. I appreciate her insight, advice, as well as what she sees as my strong qualities but also being honest with what my weaknesses can be. She is honest but most of all a great listener and counselor.

Written on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dawn is been amazing, very patient and a good listener. Helps me figure out what’s really going on when I’m feeling anxious, undecided about certain things in life. She is able to guide me and help me stay focus on my goals.

Written on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

From my first session with Dawn, I felt heard and understood in a way I’ve never experienced before. She is kind and understanding and helpful in so many ways. I’m so glad we were paired together.

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