Are you struggling to manage stress or anxiety? A life change or recent upset? Unresolved trauma? As a Licensed, Board Certified Art Therapist and Trauma Professional, I am here to help you navigate internal and external conflicts and teach you the skills needed to overcome big and small challenges.
My clients are trying to balance a lot of things. While doing so, they are questioning "how did I get here?" Things like jobs, family, academic stress, pressure to perform, and feeling the need to appear "good" only add to the feeling of heaviness on their shoulders. When people are in this state, their past experiences of stress, trauma, and anxiety often surface. This perpetuates a cycle of emotions and behavior they are not yet aware of. My clients are willing to step out of their comfort zones in order to improve their quality of life. My clients want to strengthen their independence, identity, and sense of purpose.
When a person decides to seek counseling, they often feel vulnerable and overwhelmed by their emotions. My office provides a safe and comfortable setting to begin the healing process. I am a non-judgmental, compassionate listener with a proven record of engaging clients in a supportive, goal-oriented therapeutic relationship. Sessions are tailored to the specific needs of each client while utilizing various therapeutic approaches to treatment.
“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” We live in a world where being human makes us susceptible to varying emotions, vulnerabilities, pain but also hope. At the end of the day we choose to become who we are regardless of our lived experiences. We do not have control over the cards we are dealt, but the energy time and focus we put into creating a better future, one that serves us. With years of experience in crisis intervention, and community treatment working with varying populations ; the common thread has always remained the ability to regain strength and progress forward.
Dawn is a LMHC, (CYT) Certified Yoga Teacher, and Usi Ryoho Reiki Level II practitioner who utilizes an eclectic approach to her counseling sessions, tailoring her therapeutic interventions to respond to each individual client's unique needs and goals. A client centered approach, balanced with mindfulness of various cultural & systemic influences, facilitates and integrated approach to healing & goal attainment. Dawn also provides both group & individually tailored meditation coaching sessions as an adjunct, and independent therapy, in facilitating relaxation, self-awareness, growth and renewed personal energy.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH, RMT
You cannot underestimate the role of stress in any physical or psychological condition. Do you find yourself repeating the same behaviors over and over again expecting different outcomes? Do you have limiting beliefs that block your ability to reach your full potential? Are you sober and still miserable? Are you feeling stuck and don't know which direction to go in? Do your fears run your life? MY Mission and Life Purpose: To empower and inspire individuals to unleash their full potential now! By releasing limiting beliefs, you can create the life you desire and deserve.
My ideal client is motivated to become empowered to make the changes they can realistically make to improve their life. They are willing to explore things they do not understand about themselves and/or those around them and thereby build self-awareness. Their issues fall under the categories of self-esteem, stress and/or mood management, behavioral issues, trauma and PTSD, domestic abuse/violence, grief, family conflict, LGBT+ interest topics, and spirituality and faith topics.
I'm Licensed Clinical Social Worker a Board Certified Diplomate, who has been practicing since 2004. I use an eclectic approach to meet each person where they are and identify what they need to bring their life to the next level of happiness and wholeness. I tend to rely heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mind/Body approaches to move people away from destructive negative patterns and help them to create healthy ones. I work collaboratively with all my clients and together we figure out the plan of action when it comes to symptom alleviation and quality of life improvement.
Making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting and at times a scary undertaking, but rest assured, this is a time of self-growth and positivity. My clinical focus is on helping you reach your personal potential and achieve your desired goals. I believe in a Person-Centered approach, which means that WE work together in the process of therapy toward formalizing your desired treatment goals for self-growth.
The highs and lows of life can often make us feel as though we’re on a rollercoaster. Do you ever find yourself struggling with anxiety, stress, trauma, transitions, or overwhelming emotions? A combination of creative arts therapy alongside evidence-based treatment approaches, may offer you the tools needed to tackle the obstacles you are facing in your life. I assume the belief that you have all the potential needed to cultivate a sense of change in your life. My role is to help you harness that potential, so that you can create deeper levels of self-awareness and insight, needed to overcome your challenges.
Heart and Soul Counseling, LCSW, PC is a progressive, comprehensive mental health center that offers psychotherapy, consultation and psychoeducation.. We offer individual, couples and family counseling to all populations including veterans, trauma voctims, LGBTQI, older adults, teens and children.
Working with a therapist or counselor in a therapeutic setting can give you the opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and patterns of behavior. For many, seeking therapy can be one of the most difficult steps on the journey of managing life’s varied challenges. Empathy, compassion and integrity are the core values which guide my practice towards developing a person-centered, professional and therapeutic relationship with each client I meet. I specialize in working with adults, young adults, and adolescence who are experiencing emotional and behavioral related difficulties.
In working in the mental health field for over 10 years, I know how challenging It is to make that first step in recovery. Then you find a therapist. Now how do you even begin? I pride myself on being a completely open and flexible therapist, honoring each individual's personal values, communication styles, and interests. Exploring and managing one's anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem, coping mechanisms and past traumas are just some of my main focuses within my services. I work with clients hoping to learn new skills for stress reduction, break down unhealthy thought patterns, and find learning experiences within past events
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing for 20 years with children and adults. I provide services in your home or where you feel the most comfortable. “Taking that first step and asking for help can feel scary and overwhelming.” Whether it is family issues, stress at work, loss, depression or trauma, a helping hand is readily available for you. I am an approved NYS OASAS DWI Screening & Assessment Provider.
I specialize in techniques that have proven to bring relief to trauma, stroke and Alzheimer's patients. It is my priority to provide a compassionate and nurturing treatment. I am a licensed creative art therapist with a background in neuro-biology. My extensive experience with people from many cultures helps me better understand each person's unique needs and provide individualized care.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR, CASAC, BCD, CAMS-II, EMDR
Are you overwhelmed? Anxious? Are you medicating to not feel? Are you not sleeping well? Have you lost interest in your daily pleasures? Life can be very fulfilling and prosperous but can also have its trials and tribulations that may result in emotional instability. You can find that internal peace that you desire.
You're entering a space where you can be unapologetically you! That means you're free to laugh, cry, scream, and vent. I will be with you through each stage of emotion and I am going to challenge you to be in that moment, to feel, and to understand your emotions. I believe that healing begins when a client shows their authentic sense without worrying about being judged for what they are thinking or feeling. I believe that we are all capable of becoming the best version of ourselves even through our trials and tribulations. With the right attitude, motivation, and approach, growth and change will come.
Everyone's journey through therapy is an individual experience which requires the integration of mind, body and soul. I encourage this type of integrative approach because it allows me to work collaboratively with you, the client, in the assessment, treatment and goal development throughout the entire therapeutic experience. Psycho-dynamic theories, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mind/Body modalities are used in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
Today you have made the decision to overcome a problem that you are having in your life - bravo! So, how can I help you - by giving you the opportunity to share your story with me and together we will sort things out. I have experience working with all age groups so, if you are making a decision to change your life - give me a call and share your story - I'm ready to listen.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in West Babylon are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in West Babylon then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in West Babylon, or Child Psychologists in West Babylon.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like West Babylon psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in West Babylon specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.