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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
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 , Posttraumatic 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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LICSW #12976 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
Dawn is very understanding and has knowledge/experience with both parties. She has given us a good avenue to communicate effectively