Dawn Discenza

LCMHC

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

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dawn Discenza. 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 by Y.V. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Spoke with her once but I feel she is a good fit for me. I look forward to working with her in the future.

Written by C.A. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dawn is attentive, empathetic, hilarious and a genuine savior!!

Written by O.W. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I always look forward to my weekly sessions with Dawn. The sessions feel like I'm hanging out with a good friend who gives great advice. No subject is off-limits and we go deep. Regardless of how intense the conversations get, we frequently have some good laughs!

Written by L.A. on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dawn is very comforting and reassuring, I can tell she is listening and honest

Written by N.I. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s the best

Written by L.U. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I have only been talking to Dawn for a short while, but she is very understanding and supportive of me. I will be requesting her to be my therapist again shortly when I return to the service!

Written by A.D. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 A.N. on May 11, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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.

Work with me!