Social Worker, Integrated Mental Health Medicine Provider
Everyone goes through challenging times such as periods of sadness. However, there comes a time when you may realize that you are not who you used to be and you begin to feel no enjoyment. There may be traumatic events that have occurred in your life that continue to play in the background. If you feel stuck, anxious, or negative thoughts keep monopolizing your mind, I will work with empowering you to become aware of the patterns that are operating in your subconscious that are keeping you stuck in certain behaviors, anxiety & sadness.
I deeply believe in working together to get to the root of your problems and guiding your healing using a holistic approach incorporating the mind, body, and soul. I believe you deserve to feel worthy and to find deep acceptance of yourself.
My goal is for you to feel better each time you leave our office.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology; University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1994
Master of Social Work, University of Southern Mississippi, 1997
Clinical Social Work License, 2005
Aroma Freedom Certification
Subconscious Release Technique Certification
Usui Reiki Levels I and II Certification
Integrated Mental Health Medicine Provider Certification, October 2020
17+ years of experience including working in multiple roles and settings. I have worked in school settings to evaluate students for special education needs and private practice office settings for 9 years working with pre-teens and adolescents. She has also worked with adults in individual and group therapy.
Dawn specializes in
Dawn is certified as an Integrated Mental Health Medicine Provider. She can work with you on whole wellness through the use of natural supplements and diet tailored to your special needs. This is a great for clients that seek natural remedies over medicine.
Certified Integrated Mental Health Medicine can help clients with issues related to anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD and mental conditions associated with aging, It has been shown to help with depression, chronic pain and Alzheimer's disease. It is also good for weight loss or an alternative to weight loss surgery. Dawn can work with you on a whole wellness plan through the use of assessments, natural supplements and diet, tailored to your special needs. This type of treatment is for clients that seek natural remedies over medicine.
Aroma Freedom is a specialized technique using a specific blend of essential oils & a series of questions to work toward shifting the sensory processing system to dissociate visions of negative emotions & remove the emotional intensity associated with them. This technique can help with trauma, chronic pain, depression and more. This is a research-based approach with over 15 years of research.
Subconscious Release Technique (SRT) is a collaborative approach in counseling that finds subconscious programs and works with removing the emotional connection allowing you to let go of negative or traumatic events, emotions, and patterns in your life. SRT an help heal many childhood scars.
Dawn enjoys practicing using a client-centered approach with a strong cognitive behavioral focus. Her belief in treatment maintains a perspective of the whole client (mind, body and soul), instilling personal responsibility, and creating conscious awareness which have created massive shifts in the lives of clients.
I have been a social worker for over 24 years. I prefer to be called by my middle name, Dawn, and have been married to my husband for 21 years. We have 2 children, a special needs cat and a rescue dog.
I enjoy learning and continuing my education in the field of mental health.
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ORLEANS PLACE | TOULOUSE BUILDING
850 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 219
Lafayette, LA 70508
We are honored to provide counseling services to Lafayette and the surrounding communities in Louisiana.
Counseling Offices: Lafayette
Telehealth Counseling: Youngsville, Broussard, Scott, Carencro, New Iberia, New Orleans, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Alexandria and others.
Telehealth is available for anyone in the state of Louisiana.
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
ADMIN OFFICE HOURS
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Scheduling is only open during administrative office hours.