About Me

Hello my name is Dawn and I have been practicing individual therapy for 5 years. During my time as a therapist I have helped individuals with depression, anxiety and trauma gain the skills and self-acceptance they need to achieve their goals. By gaining skills and acceptance of yourself; you will be able to live the life you desire. I believe that everyone is a unique individual so I approach therapy with an open mind and no judgement on your past or present experiences. This approach allows you to feel in control of your therapy and learn skills through therapy interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and didactical behavioral therapy (DBT) all through a trauma informed lenses. A trauma informed lenses allows me, as your therapist, to see you as uniquely you and how your experiences have brought you to this point.
My therapeutic approach can be summed up by the quote from Charles Addams “Normal is an illusion, what is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” This quote speaks to the individual experiences we all have and that we are all unique. Therapy will be successful for you if you are willing to put in the work and practice the skills we discuss outside of therapy sessions. You are seeking supports and encouragement from me to gain the life you are looking for. My job as your therapist will be to guide you through exploring yourself and gaining skills to meet your goals.
Throughout my studies to become a therapist and practicing as a licensed therapist I have learned that everyone has their own individual experiences; that we are all unique in how we experience life and seek supports to benefit our lives. Depression along with other mental health symptoms may seem like common experiences today; however you individually experience these symptoms is unique and there is not a one size fits all approach. Using multiple different approaches I can support you in managing your symptoms effectively.
I became a therapist because I saw the benefits individuals gained when they had someone who was non-judgmental and accepting of them. I have always been drawn to helping and supporting others. I gain fulfillment out of seeing others succeed and achieve what they want out of life. As a therapist I am able to reach others at any point in their lives to help them gain self-acceptance and encourage them to use skills to meet their goals. This passion to accept others for who they are started with my family values and how my family respects others no matter their walk of life.
When I’m’ not working I am having adventures in the mountains with my family including camping, hiking and enjoying nature in its bounty. In addition I enjoy doing pottery working on crafts or trying a new recipes at home.
I am excited to begin working with you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #BBH-LCPC-LIC-23389 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dawn Hutson. 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 K.Y. on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dawn is fantastic to talk with. She can break down my questions and walk through my problem step by step with me and show me how to break it down myself and push through on my own. Very satisfied overall with our sessions and very happy with my own progress with her help.

Written by C.H. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sle

Dawn has been the most incredible help. In a matter of months, she has helped me make so much progress and come so far in my path to treating my mental health. She is wonderful and I cannot recommend her enough!!

Written by M.E. on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Dawn is amazingly helpful. It's like she can read my mind when I describe what I am going through. She is able to pinpoint my exact emotions even when I am not able to put them into words. She has provided a lot of tips and strategies for me to apply in my daily life. Things have gotten so much better for me since I started working with Dawn.

Written by T.A. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thank you Dawn for keeping in touch. I appreciate and apologize for my delays.

You're the best.

Written by K.I. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Speaking with Dawn is very open and comfortable. The conversation was meaningful. Communication welcoming and I enjoyed and respected feedback. I look forward to next session. I guess sometimes all it takes is to talk. Thank you for your support.

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