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Dawn Zollars, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a LICSW, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, from Minnesota. I have been an out patient therapist since July 2017, and I provided adult mental health case management for 18 years prior to obtaining my master's degree and beginning therapy. The role of a case manager is to assist people in finding the tools and services to remain in the community and stay healthy. I have experience in working with people with depression, anxiety, bi-polar, schizophrenia, OCD, and a variety of personality disorders.
I enjoy all people and spending time building rapport and getting to know each other. I believe getting to know each other is as important as tool related to managing your mental health. I tell people they can ask me any question they want to ask. I will either answer it or explain exactly why I won't answer it. Relationships are an important part of trust and if you don't trust who you talk to no progress can be made.
My therapy style is open and honest. I believe in order to build a trusting relationship you have to get to know your therapist and believe the therapist is truthful. I treat everyone I meet with respect and I believe everyone has strengths and by identifying and highlighting the strengths goals we can find the tools to help process the problems people face. The therapy styles I use are solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am person centered and believe the client is in charge of the session and determines what they want to address and discuss. Seeking out therapy is a huge step and I will work to support you in your journey.
I look forward to getting the chance to talk with you and creating a positive relationship where we can work on what you need to process and address.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MN LICSW 12976


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dawn Zollars. 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.

Very easy to talk with. Open, honest if she doesn't know something, empathatic and caring.

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Dawn is so wonderful to work with! She is so personable and makes you feel comfortable and listened too. She really cares about her clients!

Written on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues