Hi. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor and have been licensed in North Carolina since 2014. I have worked in the mental health field for 20 plus years; with many of those years working with children and teens and their families. Since being licensed I have been working with all age groups; starting with those at the age of 5. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have worked with those who struggle with PTSD for many reasons; including but not limited to: domestic violence; rape/sexual abuse; physical abuse; neighborhood violence; disasters; military time and others.
My counseling style is friendly and interactive. I am not passive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in focusing time on labels. My approach combines a combination of evidenced based therapies including cognitive-behavioral, dialectic behavioral, motivational interviewing and others. I will modify our time, discussions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes a lot to reach out and ask for help. I am so glad that you did.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCMHC #10829 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
I've only had 1 session so far, but it has been wonderful!!
Dawn is the best therapist I’ve ever had. she’s laid back yet always listening, understanding yet compassionate and talkative yet a listener. I cannot recommend her enough!
Dawn, is very helpful and friendly. I feel like I can talk to her about anything. Since day one I could that she would be a good match as my counselor and to this day I still feel the same. Anyone would be lucky to have Dawn as their counselor.
I am so thankful for the way that we have been able to build a comfortable environment. I was hesitant to try therapy for a long time but I am so glad that I was connected with Dr. Discenza! She is a great listener and tells me what I need to hear, even if it's not necessarily what I want to hear. Can't recommend her enough!
Dawn has been very awesome to me becuase she gives me new ways to look at some situations.
She’s super understanding and listens very well. Thankful to find a good solid person.
Dawn is a great listener. I really like that we have active conversations and it's not just one-sided! She validates my experiences and helps to work out strategies for whatever I'm going through. I always find value in our sessions.