I am a trauma based therapist licensed in Mississippi with over 12 years of experience working drug and alcohol addiction and child welfare. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I specialize in assisting teens with trauma based behaviors, as well as parents struggling with child behaviors. I have worked with all ages of individuals and feel that my life experiences and education have prepared me to be the best therapist I can!
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and trauma based therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
MS LCSW C9300
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Fantastic therapist! Very attentive, and understands me better than most!
Dawn is an amazing! When I first started sessions with her it was during one of the most difficult times of my life. I didn’t know what to do, or how to make things better - I just knew I needed help! I’ve never feel judged regardless of how big, or little my issue is! Dawn has always been there for me she’s helpful, supportive and most importantly kind! I truly can’t say enough good things about her!
She’s the best! After trying so many therapists, Dawn is the only person who’s helped me and I cannot thank her enough!!
Dawn is very professional and listens well! Her feedback consistenly demonstrates expertise based on years of experience. Her suggestions have been very effective in treating my anxiety, procrastination and general chaos due to Attention Deficit Disorder. I highly recommend her.
super sweet and understand and helped me right of the bat after one appointment! so thankful :)
She listens, she understands and she provides a way forward. I have a long way to go, but I trust that Dawn can help me get to where I want/need to go.
Was comfortable with Dawn instantly. Listens well and got me right away !!!
Dawn has been greatly helpful with the therapy session that I have had. I highly recommend.
Two sessions on, and I am already so fond of Dawn. She's kind, a great listener, and super attentive. ❤️
Working with Dawn has been really great so far. She's a great listener, but she's also really great at asking questions and validating my experiences! The insights that she's pulled from what I've told her are completely spot on and I look forward to building a plan together.