I am a parent educator, program facilitator and clinical counselor helping individuals and families gain greater understanding, strength and peace in their lives.

Through my clinical practice and my Child Anxiety Support program, I support parents to gain new skills so they can live out their values and be the parents their children need.

Please note: All of my services — clinical and otherwise — are now virtual.

Want to talk more about working together? Call or text me at: 614-301-8030

Clinical Counseling

I offer clinical counseling one to one via HIPAA compliant Zoom to residents of Ohio. If you are interested in working with me this way, please call me at 614-301-8030. You can check out my Frequently Asked Questions about counseling right here.

Parenting Coaching

I work with parents of anxious children and teens in a variety of ways. This is not clinical counseling; it is psychoeducation and support. If you are interested in learning more about that work, please go to my Child Anxiety Support site.

About Dawn

Most of my clients come to me because they feel stuck. They want to know how to create real, lasting change. They want to improve their lives or resolve a life crisis. Sometimes they don’t know what they want except that they want things to be different. I help them figure it out.

I offer my clients unconditional loving acceptance of who they are right this minute, especially if they cannot find that acceptance for themselves. I trust that my clients can and will discover their best selves by confronting both their successes and failures. I hold my clients in this trust as they work towards understanding, helping them find their strengths and bring them forward in their struggles.

At its most essential, the work I do helps my clients figure out who they are so they can take this knowledge beyond the counseling office and into the rest of their lives.

I am licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. My license number is E.1100406-SUPV

I received my undergraduate degree in Sociology at Portland State University where I also served as a Peer Mentor in the University Studies program. I returned to school to get my masters in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Dayton. I have additional training in pregnancy and postpartum (I completed the certification training in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support, International), parenting, infertility and adoption issues. I also have a post-graduate certificate in Infant and Toddler Mental Health through Arcadia University.

In my spare time I head outdoors, read books, and play logic problems. I also like to watch movies that pass the Bechdel test (and some that don’t) and nag my now grown children.