Dawn Mehalakis

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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Dawn Mehalakis

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today

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Dawn Mehalakis, MA, LMFT
Sacramento, CA 95842
(916) 915-0051
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About

I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I have been working as a therapist for 9 years. In my work, I am fortunate to have worked with both children and adults struggling in childhood abuse, traumatic experiences, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. In addition, I work with adults with Substance Abuse Disorder, caregivers caring for a mentally ill loved one, functional life skills, relationship issues, and parenting.
My theoretical approaches are evidenced based practices which include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to decrease high anxiety and manage moods that interfere in the daily function, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to manage difficult events in your day that create mental chaos from traumatic experiences.
As a mother with a son diagnosed with a mental illness and cognitive disabilities in which has left him sick with an immune disorder, I too have met with similar challenges of asking for help. With my personal and professional experience, I can assist you in dealing with life's obstacles and provide hope during your most difficult times.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • License: California / 112276
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Dawn Mehalakis's Groups

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

There is evidence that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse.

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Location

Dawn Mehalakis, MA, LMFT
Sacramento, CA 95842
(916) 915-0051
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Family members who have a disabled loved one.
  • Family members who have a mentally ill loved one.
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Links

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Last Modified: 8 Nov 2022
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Dawn Mehalakis

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT