Dawn Palladino

LCSW, LICSW

About Me

I offer to have collaborative discussions, using humor and practical applicability as cornerstones of our work in the hopes of making the process of creating positive life changes a little easier. My primary focus in my clinical work has been helping people with addiction issues, but I also understand that often times addiction stems from some kind of traumatic history, mental health struggle, or difficulty with distress tolerance. I help people understand the nature of their struggle, and work diligently to try and come up with solutions to help ease the pain. I am very much goal-oriented, and tend to focus on what is going on in the here-and-now in my work with folks.
My degree is in Social Work, so I focus on resources and systems of support to supplement an individual's self-care. My primary modalities are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. I use a Strengths Based Perspective, capitalizing on what skills, supports and knowledge a person already has to help the person make positive changes towards the goal.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

ME LCSW LC21451

NC LCSW C015002

VT LICSW 089.0127978


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dawn Palladino. 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.I. on Oct 02, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

Have had several therapists over the last year and with Dawn I finally feel heard. She listens and is great at deciphering what I’m trying to say when I’m struggling. The solutions and tools she’s offered have been extremely helpful.

Written by M.A. on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Very helpful and gives me good feed back about what I am feeling.

Written by J.E. on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dawn is amazing.

Written by K.E. on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

I liked Dawn immediately! Professional, likable and real! Her energy is amazing and boy does she know her stuff. I’ve only been with her a few weeks but already feel very empowered after our sessions! She just works for me! Highly recommend!

Written by D.A. on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and grief

Dawn is a remarkable and affirming addition in my own mental health journey.m, as I trust she is for many others. I was ready to give up on better help & possibly therapy in general, as I’d gotten through a rough patch and therapy was a source of stress rather than anxiety relief. Cognitively I knew therapy was something I SHOULD be doing, but it just wasn’t working. With my last effort, I chose Dawn as a new therapist and I’m so glad I did. She’s thoughtful, intelligent, challenging in a good way while being equally supportive and re-assuring in others. Our sessions FLY by and I’m always looking forward to the next. It’s a treasure to connect with a professional with the shared understanding that there are going to be major challenges to work through together in the coming years and still feel like I’m just connecting, venting, and working THROUGH problems (not around them) with a world class teammate & ally on my side. Sometimes I leave the session in deep and fruitful contemplation; other times I’m just “bouncing round the room” with joy & hope. If I could give more stars I would. Dawn is a gem of rarity & unparalleled estimation.

Written by K.E. on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dawn is professional, positive and non-judgmental. I could ask for nothing more in a therapist.

Written by N.A. on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Very supportive

Written by J.A. on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dawn is patient and very helpful

Written by M.E. on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really appreciate all that Dawn has brought to my attention and has had me work on. I feel it’s been super helpful. She always responds with enlightening though provoking responses that help me to realize core issues. I’m so happy I was matched up with her!

Written by J.E. on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dawn is wonderful. Made me feel comfortable right away. I’m three sessions in and she has been so kind, and so helpful. Dawn is a great listener, has a sense of humour, offers helpful tools and is very down to earth. Highly recommend!!!

Written by L.I. on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and eating disorders

very nice and understanding. my favorite therapist so far.

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