I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (LPC-S) licensed in Texas. I have 31 years experience in the mental health care field, and over 26 years experienced as a LPC-Supervisor. I have the pleasure of assisting individuals with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorders - all types, traumas and Acute Stress, social anxieties and phobias, and panic attacks); communication struggles, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and Attention Deficit , Hyperactivity Disorder (all types).
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating all with respect, value, dignity and worth, and I steer away from stigmatizing labels and judgmental speech. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, and rational-emotive counseling and mindfulness meditation. I apply Christian and Biblical treatment in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) per request of the individual.
I tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I apply Mindfulness meditation techniques, art, and other expressive medians along with CBT and when guiding you to your personal treatment goals. I use a little bit of neuroscience in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, panic and worry (along with CBT), "to change to way the brain responds to the situation"
It takes courage to seek 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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 13748
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Dawn is caring and compassionate. She takes the time with you to open up and get to the root of your problems without undue pressure on your part. Our sessions are as if I'm talking to a friend rather than a therapist--and that's the best kind of therapy for me because I tend to open up more to someone very open and approachable. If someone is too clinical, I will keep my walls up.
Dawn has helped me manage my stress and helped me do it without meds!
Dawn is amazing!! She creates a warm and safe place for us to chat. She has helped me so much in only 4 sessions. She has definitely helped me to better my life :)
I was a bit skeptical of talking through issues and concerns with someone that I didn’t know. Dawn broke down that wall for me. She is incredibly sweet, professional and understanding. She truly listens and challenges me to think about things in a different manner…a healthy manner. She doesn’t sugarcoat that tomorrow will be perfect, but to appreciate all that God has given us in this moment. I am thankful for her.
We have hd 2 sessions but lovethat she has started teaching me tools to feel less anxious and is so supportive and kind.
Dawn is amazing! I would recommend her 100 times over! She helped me gain my self confidence again. She helped me work through issues that I have struggled with for many years! And most importantly she helped me realize my relationship with God could be stronger! Thank you Dawn!!!
I am very happy with Dawn. She is attentive and understanding but ask the questions to let me delve deeper into why. I like that quizzical point of view. She is honest but not overbearing.
Big thumbs up from me.
Dawn is the only therapist that has ever given me confidence in therapy. I will be seeing her again.
Dawn is the best therapist I have seen. She really understands my needs and issues. She does an exceptional job at explaining solutions to me and walking me through my feelings.
She’s the best ever!
I adore her because she genuinely cares and that’s hard to find in this world!
I was referred to Dawn by my sister and I’m so grateful for her! She is such a compassionate, brilliant woman who truly has a desire to help her clients. She genuinely cares for her clients and wants to help them in any/every way possible. She is wonderful!!
Loved the first session, didn't feel pressured and felt respected and validated
Excellent therapist who listens and responds quickly .
Wonderful counselor! She is insightful and really helped me navigate some difficult life situations
She is the only therapist I have actually felt listened to by! :)
Dawn is good at what she does, and I’m pleased.
Dawn has had a warm, kind, and caring approach to our sessions. She’s understanding and has helped me navigate through grief/ loss.
She’s absolutely amazing very thoughtful and considerate.
Working with Dawn has been amazing. She is providing me with skills that I am now practicing to overcome ocd and anxiety. She is providing a nurturing support system that I never had and because of her, I am learning to gain confidence in myself and in life. She is extremely professional, kind, and easy to talk to. I'm very grateful for the work she does.
Dawn tenderly and with great guidance and care oversaw my darkest life season. She checked in, she genuinely invested, she listened intently and gave amazing and practical advice that allowed me to work on myself in a way I never have before. I'm so beyond grateful for her.
Dawn has a calm and positive presence. The materials she recommended helped me reflect on what I can do to improve the situation I was finding challenging which is a very empowering approach. I can't believe how much better I feel and how much better things are going at home in such a short time.
I have only had a few sessions with Dawn, but so far, I am very pleased with the way things are going. I feel very comfortable talking to her, she hears me out and I like the assignment and questions that help keep me focused.
She is amazing, and so respectful. Her teachings help even after the first session. She listens and makes me feel like she truly wants to help.
Dawn was extremely helpful during a very difficult time in my life. She listened and gave me solid tools to use to navigate any future issues. Highly recommend. Thank you Dawn!
So far I love Dawn! She’s really helping me through something right now that ended up being perfect timing that I started talking to her now.
I have received strong support and advice from Dawn. She listens and shows genuine concern for my well being!
Dawn is amazing! Such a kind spirited soul. Very calming to talk to.
She is a great listener very knowledgeable and sensitive to my needs and pain. She has already in 3 sessions given me practical tools to help me in different areas of life. Look forward to future sessions with her. Chad
I have only had one video session with Dawn, but I share my journal entries and she sends me messages, I appreciate that. I specifically chose Dawn based on her profile on I feel that we are a good match. She is experienced, intuitive and I believe she can help me.
Dawn has been an incredible counselor. We have just begun but so far she has been a great listener and has provided extremely effective tools to combat various problems/issues I have in my life.