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Dawn Tostenson, LIMHP

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues Depression
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About me

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.

Thank you!

Stress, Anxiety
Relationship issues
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.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

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, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's 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

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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

I'm a women of few words. To put it simply, Dawn is amazing.

Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year and 7 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,

Ms Tostenson was very attentive and helpful with my situation and I would recommend her to anyone looking for counseling.

Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Dawn is a great Therapist shes helpful in so many ways

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management

Dawn does a great job listening and relating to me. She validates my feelings and asks probing questions. She's so relatable that I feel like I'm just chatting with a friend who gives great advice. I've been able to open up more to her than any previous therapist I've had. She's so kind and funny and puts me at ease.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Talking about hard things in life sucks, but having someone who listens and helps guide you to discovering the best way to process, plus move forward in a positive light is such a blessing. I used to dread going to therapy, now I look forward to my weekly appointments from my couch! Thankful to have found Dawn!

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue