I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 14 years of experience. I have a wide breadth of experience working with a variety of individuals. I practice from a trauma informed perspective and have a great deal of expertise in working with people that suffer from multiple and various forms of trauma. I have also worked extensively with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, communication challenges and an overall feeling of being stuck in patterns and behaviors.
I have a large tool box and I work eclectically utilizing a variety of modalities and clinical approaches. Each person is unique with unique wants and needs. It is my job to find a way to work with each individual person to help find a way to clear any blocks that are preventing you from living the life you are seeking.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 80077
I am very Grateful that Dawn popped up in my choices for a therapist and even more Grateful that I was wise enough to choose her. She is a fantastic listener and provides a Very safe and compassionate place in which to share all those vulnerable "things" in life. Dawn provides valuable feedback and encouragement and I would Highly Recommend her if you are in need of support!!
Written on May 26, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and sleeping disorders
Dawn is awesome! I would have not been able to overcome most of my issues if it weren’t for Dawn and how she’s guided me.
Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Dawn is very sweet and supportive and it took quite a few therapists to find her/
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 9 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I had to try quite a few therapists before finding Dawn so I’m especially grateful for her thoughtful and gentle manner, expertise in the areas if interest, and extremely reliable via messages and weekly meetings.
Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues
Dawn is very intuitive and is helpful when you need to work through issues
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Dawn is thoughtful, insightful, patient, and very kind. She is honest and direct, and makes me feel heard. She really seems to care about her patients and I would recommend her to anyone in need of support!
Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes