Dawn Mehalakis


About Me

As a mother with a son diagnosed with a mental illness and cognitive disabilities in which has left him sick with an immune disorder, I too have met with similar challenges of asking for help. With my personal and professional experience, I can assist you in dealing with life's obstacles and provide hope during your most difficult times.

I earned my Masters at Argosy University in Alameda California and have been working as a therapist for 10 years. In my life work, I am fortunate to have worked with both children and adults struggling in childhood abuse, traumatic experiences, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. In addition, I work with adults with Substance Abuse Disorder, caregivers caring for a mentally ill loved one, functional life skills, relationship issues, and parenting.

My theoretical approaches are evidenced based practices which include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to decrease high anxiety and manage moods that interfere in the daily function, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to manage difficult events in your day that create mental chaos and confusion, Solution Focused Brief Therapy for couples and families, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to reduce emotions and reactions shaped by childhood trauma.

Thank you for viewing my profile. I look forward to meeting you.
Dawn Mehalakis, MA, LMFT #112276


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #112276 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by N.A. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Wonderful lady, very kind, open and willing to listen. Dawn got me from a pretty low place back to being a fully function human being. Thanks so much for the help and guidance you have provided.

Written by M.A. on Jul 03, 2020 after counseling with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dawn is the greatest. She is extremely in tune with her clients energy and state of mind. She asks the right questions and gives great advice.

Written by D.A. on Jun 21, 2020 after counseling with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Yes my counselor is very helpful and seems genuinely committed to help me.

Written by C.R. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dawn has given me some great resources and strategies for managing my depression, anxiety, and ADHD. She's shown me the importance of making long-term changes to my lifestyle and the positive impact those changes can have on my mental health. I struggle to set goals for myself and stick to a routine, and Dawn has helped me develop those skills. If you want to make a change but don't know where to start, Dawn is the perfect therapist for you.

Written by K.E. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Professional and knowledgeable.