I have 13 years of experience supporting clients as a Clinical Social Worker and love my job! Having a safe, nonjudgmental space, to be yourself, and to reflect, discuss, and learn about your reactions, decisions, and challenges can lead to improved well-being. My psychotherapy practice creates that space in a hopeful, compassionate atmosphere. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process. Between your counseling sessions, you are encouraged to reflect and put new skills and insights into practice. I can weave traditional psychotherapy with mindfulness practices to relieve symptoms, promote self-care, make intentional decisions, and grow. I can give you the skills, support, and strength to recognize the triggers to stress, anxiety, sadness, relationship and work issues, or other life challenge and provide you with tools and techniques to manage and overcome them. Experience working in a multicultural environment and with people from 20 different countries.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
DC LICSW LC50081608
VT LICSW 089.0134332
She is amazing! she listens and shows great empathy. I don't feel any nerves about revealing very sensitive information. Her suggestions and guidance never have an once of judgment. I'm so thankful to have her as my counselor
Written on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
World class. An expert.
Written on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues