Have you ever struggled to communicate with someone? Have you ever reached a point in your life where you just were not sure of the next step? Have you ever felt misunderstood and just could not understand why? Have you ever just wanted to give up?
We all have. And many times it just takes the courage to realize how we are in our own way and the courage to educate ourselves to have new awareness so that we can take action.
I am a trauma trained licensed clinical social worker in EMDR. I want to see people lead a well life so my approach is to find what is working in your life first so that we can use those skills to ensure the day can be okay for you while we work through addressing what is not going well or what you want to work through. How do we do this together? We identify your priorities and I coach you through how to address what is needed.
My 33+ year career has led me to my own practice where I specialize in Executive Coaching alongside wellness, life skills development, problem solving, visioning work to help my clients live a better life. My training ensures that we identify the negative messages that are in the way of your life, whether from your own creation or in toxic environments. And then we work to remove them in specific and targeted ways. Life is short and we all need to live our best life.
I am uniquely skilled to work with those in a season of life transition, grief, and anxiety. I find energy in helping couples find the joy in their marriage again and I particularly find energy in supporting parents unconditionally love their children when they find it hard to like some of their behaviors. I work with executives, athletes, military, entrepreneurs, etc. of all backgrounds. I support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in all of my community, civic, professional and personal life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C006539
Dawn has been my therapist for over 5 years now. She helped me through a divorce while supporting me through the dating world after a divorce. A year ago she helped guide me through working very long hours in a high stress job and just this week I have started working with Dawn again on how to take better care of myself! I recommend Dawn to everyone who is looking for help.
Written on May 05, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching
Have really enjoyed working with Dawn over the last 2 months. Dealing with a variety of challenges from work / motherhood / dealing with daily stressors. She doesn’t jump to conclusions or try to name things / categorise things without trying to fully understand the context and focusing in moving forward with helpful tools.
I have done a few EMDR sessions with her and it has changed my mindset tremendously after facing similar challenges arrive. Would highly recommend. She does not advertise herself a lot as she has a discrete list of clients she works with. I am grateful for her support.
Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dawn is like no other therapist I've ever worked with. I've been "through the motions" with others... tried and failed.. but with her, I often feel like she knows me better than I know myself. And without ever feeling pressured or schooled, she's allowed me to find my own strength on my own journey to Oz, only for me to realize that I had the power all along. For me, I think it's been about learning how to learn - regardless of which yellow brick road needs to show me the way.
Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Dawn has been a wonderful help to me. She is so knowledgeable, a great listener and very understanding. I am extremely grateful to work with her. I don't feel so alone now that I have her support. I am excited to start feeling better within myself. Thank you, thank you!
Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dawn has been super helpful and attentive in each session. She is an excellent listener with a compassionate soul and a strategic mindset, she is able to provide me with constructive advice on my personal chanllenges. The EMDR session that I had with her has changed me in so many ways and helped me to see things from a perspective that I cannot see before. I am truly grateful and thankful that I've met her and would recommend her to any of my friends.
Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I’ve only had a few sessions with Dawn but she has been amazing so far. I feel she is very easy to talk to and really listens and gives me suggestions. I appreciate her!!
Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues