Dawn VanBuskirk

LCSW

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MS LCSW C9300


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dawn VanBuskirk. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.A. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Fantastic therapist! Very attentive, and understands me better than most!

Written by O.L. on Sep 09, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by J.A. on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s the best! After trying so many therapists, Dawn is the only person who’s helped me and I cannot thank her enough!!

Written by M.A. on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by C.H. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

super sweet and understand and helped me right of the bat after one appointment! so thankful :)

Written by L.U. on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by S.U. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Was comfortable with Dawn instantly. Listens well and got me right away !!!

Written by A.L. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, trauma and abuse, and coaching

Dawn has been greatly helpful with the therapy session that I have had. I highly recommend.

Written by J.A. on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, intimacy-related issues, grief, sleeping disorders, addictions, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, bipolar disorder,

Two sessions on, and I am already so fond of Dawn. She's kind, a great listener, and super attentive. ❤️

Written by B.E. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Work with me!