Dawn Discenza

(LCMHC)
Therapist Dawn Discenza Photo

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #10829 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.D. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and adhd

I've only had 1 session so far, but it has been wonderful!!

Written by K.Y. on Jul 26, 2021 after counseling with Dawn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by J.O. on Jul 07, 2021 after counseling with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Truly amazing!!!!

Written by L.I. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

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.

Written by C.A. on May 29, 2021 after counseling with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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!

Written by A.N. on May 11, 2021 after counseling with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dawn has been very awesome to me becuase she gives me new ways to look at some situations.

Written by H.A. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s super understanding and listens very well. Thankful to find a good solid person.

Written by M.O. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.