Areas of Expertise
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Individuals, adults
- Women’s issues
- Grief and loss
- Consulting & Coaching
- Trail Therapy
I am most passionate about journeying alongside women who internally struggle with feeling overwhelmed, anxious and moments of unexplained sadness. Women who may outwardly appear that they “have it all together” but internally feel so stressed-out, depleted and guilty are often juggling many roles of parenting, working and looking to everyone’s needs except their own. I offer a safe space for you to just be real, to let down, to breathe. We will work on seeking a deeper understanding of what you are going through while engaging and building on your strengths. My desire is for you to experience restored hope and begin to live a life of freedom and truth.
Feeling stuck in some areas of your life? My training in EMDR therapy is instrumental for those who are looking to particularly work on finding freedom from traumatic current or past events. Often this type of therapy helps provide more hope, compassion, and empowerment in those stuck areas.
Not sure if the office setting is for you? I have personally experienced some life changing moments on a hiking trail and love bringing this option to you in the form of Trail Therapy. We meet at an agreed upon trial and walk while we do therapy. There we can practice mindfulness while also actively dislodging some of your issues you can’t quite move on your own. All this while being outside in nature and moving… such a great combination to get endorphins flowing which will also help your brain process things quicker.
I have worked with people for over 15 years in various settings including college campuses, community mental health, psychiatric hospital, county jail, churches, mom groups and private practice. All this means is that nothing you say will shock me. I’ve seen it all! Many of my clients have said they find me to be genuine, easy to laugh and able to state the truth in a direct but compassionate way. For those of you who want to integrate your Christian faith into the counseling process, just ask me! It is one of my specialties as my masters degree is from Grace College and Seminary where I studied and practiced in theology and counseling.
*I founded Authentic Connections Counseling Center on the belief that people need a safe place to be real and look at their concerns with grace and truth. Even though I may be full or have a waiting list, any of the therapists here align with my philosophies and I hand picked them for their personalities and special areas of interest and expertise.
***Dawn is currently not accepting new therapy clients.
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