I am a clinically licensed professional counselor licensed in Illinois. I have over 15 years of direct experience providing therapy. I have over 30 years of working in the social service field which has given me the opportunity to work with a wide range of populations and concerns. Concerns I have counseled include depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and a wide range of relationship issues that impact a person's mental health and well-being.
My counseling style and approach is person centered. Each person is an individual with their individual concerns and needs. Patients often described me as down-to-earth therapist with a sense of humor and true compassion. Depending on your concerns personality and situations I will adjust my approach often combining cognitive behavioral, rational emotive and more.
Thank you for seeking help I will do my best to help you improve your situation.You have taken a very proactive step by deciding to seek therapy. The outcome of your treatment depends largely on your willingness to engage in this process which may at times result in considerable discomfort. Remembering unpleasant events and becoming aware of feelings attached to those events can bring ongoing feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, etc. There are no miracle cures I cannot promise that your behavior or circumstances will change. I can promise to support you and do my very best to understand you and understand repeating patterns as well as to help you clarify what it is that you want for yourself.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy
IL LCPC 180.011780
Dawn is excellent.
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Dawn has helped me realize that I can do and have previously done life ok….and that I can do it and have done it on my own. She is really helping!
Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Dawn was great. She is emotionally supportive and gave me the positive support I needed in a time when I was feeling really down. I will request her services again if I return in the future
Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 week on issues concerning grief, and intimacy-related issues
Dawn is great. She is real and has an amazing way of opening light to the darker parts of reality. I am beyond appreciative of my time with her
Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dawn is great at listening and honing my attention toward the important questions. It’s made showing up for myself weekly easier.
Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
very easy to talk to, very knowledgable and all around helpful.
Written on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties