Hello! My name is Dawn Tostenson, MS, LIMHP. I am a licensed therapist with three years of clinical experience and a lifelong resident of Omaha, Nebraska. I graduated from Bellevue University with a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and a Master of Science in Human Services. I have been fortunate enough to have worked at a non-profit organization for the last several years, where I specialized in trauma, depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Co-Occurring disorders, domestic violence, relationship issues, parenting problems, and substance abuse treatment. My clinical approaches are Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
My focus will be for us to start our voyage on our journey towards figuring out life's challenges together.
I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help and recognize the courage that it takes. No matter what struggle you are facing, I hope it is one that we can work on together. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , and Compassion fatigue. Sleeping disorders, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended family issues, Commitment issues, Communication issues, Guilt and Shame, OCD, Panic Disorder, Panic Attacks, Process Addiction, Self Harm, Self Love, Woman's Issues, and Young Adult Issues.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NE LIMHP 2639
Beyond exceptional and kind, funny and insightful. Just the person I need and so thankful for Dawn!
Written on Nov 28, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Dawn Tostenson is a fantastic therapist who has been super nice and helpful through this very hard time for me.
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Dawn is the best! She has helped talk me through a lot of situations/scenics so I'm ready when they come up in real life. She has helped me see how strong I can be. She always asks me how I'm doing in various parts of my life and I can tell she really cares. She has helped me deal with grief and get through alcohol dependency issue. I feel like I can really talk to her about anything and she will give me good advice!
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and coping with life changes
Dawn is a fantastic therapist and I feel so lucky to have found her. Not only is she kind and thoughtful, but she's very insightful and resourceful, as well. Thank goodness, I have finally found my ideal therapist!
Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,
For the short time I've been talking with Dawn I feel like I'm finally starting on the right path of feeling like my old self again. Would recommend her to anyone!
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dawn is so supportive and encouraging! Her professional and compassion are so perfectly balanced. I have felt heard and supported while working with Dawn!
Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes