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Dawn Matherly, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. With a degree in Marriage and family counseling as well as school counseling I am currently pursuing my PhD in counselor Education. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also have considerable experience with Trauma, first responders’ issues and addictive disorders.
My counseling style is warm, interactive, and collaborative. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Reality therapy and choice theory, cognitive-behavioral with a client centered humanistic approach. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek help for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Forgiveness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

LA LPC 5646


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dawn Matherly. 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.

i have only had 2 sessions with Dawn but so far she has made a positive difference in my mental health, she is a great listener makes me very comfortable to share things and provides great advice! :)

Written on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dawn has been brilliant in supporting me through a really tough time personally and professionally. Dawn’s expertise lies in helping to resolve difficult situations with a pragmatic approach. Her patience and ability to analyse and understand my situation has been great. Dawn’s advice has been on point and her counselling style has been really down to earth. I feel like she has met me with a fresh and clear perspective on things every time, and that has enabled me to move forward while unearthing some of my deepest challenges. We’ve covered some basics of emotional intelligence when necessary, and Dawn has fostered an environment in which it has been safe to learn. Not only have I been able to understand myself in a deeper way, I’ve been able to face a number of challenging situations head on, and been i have been enabled to do so assertively. I can’t really understate the value this has added to my life at this time - and I’m not sure where I’d be without Dawn’s compassionate support.

Written on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dawn is one of the Best Councillors out there! And is very empathetic

Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd