Adults (21yrs+)


Adult children of alcoholic parents (ACOA), Adults with childhood and relational trauma, LGBTQIA+, Anxiety, College Students, Family Relationships, Grief, ADHD/ADD

EMDR Certified

Dawn earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia along with a pre-professional Marriage and Family therapy certificate and has been in practice since 2003. Her Undergraduate Degree was Art Education with a Women's Studies Certificate. She is a fully licensed clinical social worker and EMDR Certified therapist. She has worked in a college setting for the last ten years and prior to that in a variety of settings.

Dawn specializes in developmental (what happened to you when you were a kid) and relational (what hurt you in relationships) trauma through the lens of attachment helping you look at your relationships with clear eyes. Often we bring into our relationships ways of being that while helpful when we were younger now may no longer serve us. Therapy can build on the strengths you already have and disrupt those that are no longer useful. In addition to working with trauma Dawn works with individuals to cope with adjustment/life transitions, anxiety, depression, identity concerns and relationship concerns.

Dawn utilizes a variety of therapy modalities including: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), EFIT (Emotion Focused Individual Therapy) IFS (Internal Family Systems), Mindful Self Compassion and Somatic practices. She comes from a strengths-based, person-centered perspective and will collaborate with you to create a treatment plan that honors all aspects of your identity. Dawn is passionate about working people with marginalized and intersecting identities and strongly believes that the things that make us different are often our super powers. 

In her free time Dawn enjoys spending time with friends, family, her pets, being outside gardening or creating pottery.