Dawn has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and is currently a student in NLU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She has been working off and on in the social services field for almost 30 years, from being a direct care provider as a houseparent for 10 boys, to managing a children’s shelter home agency, to working in higher education as a Director for Administrative Services in a counseling program. She has devoted her life to helping others and looks forward to working more directly once again with clients, this time in the mental health counseling field.
Dawn works closely with her husband, Dr. Wesley, to provide in-home and crisis counseling services. She also provides case management to support treatment and behavioral plans for addiction issues, behavioral problems, or any area that requires additional assistance.
Dawn works closely with Dr. Wesley to support your therapeutic goals. Whether you are struggling with parenting skills, overcoming addiction, anxiety issues, depression, or other mental health or life problems, she is there to give that extra boost of support and help move you forward in your journey. She is very gifted in this role as an encourager and coach. Dawn can also work with you as a Life Journey Coach exclusively, if you feel you simply need this approach without the addition of mental health therapy. She espouses much of the breakthrough research information from Dr. Brene Brown, such as the power of vulnerability, cultivating authenticity, finding more fulfillment in relationships, and letting go of certainty and perfectionism, to name a few. Dawn has also recently completed a Cognitive Coach Certification and is successfully working with seniors who struggle with dementia and Alzheimers. Feel free to reach out for support if you or your loved one is struggling with this disease.
Dawn enjoys staying busy! She loves the outdoors, whether going to the beach, swimming, visiting a state park, walking her dogs, or spending time with her grandchildren, she rarely is sitting still. She also loves cooking and baking, traveling, and DIY projects around the house. But her primary focus right now is with her Bichon Frise puppy! Dawn has been slowly training this little ball of energy at home and will soon be taking him to professional training to become a therapy dog. Pierre (pictured on our home page on the boat) is a devoted, loveable little dog who smiles all the time and loves people. Dawn is anxious to be able to complete his training and begin partnering with him for therapy sessions in the near future.