I think that moments in the therapy office are an investment in memories and adventures created outside of the office.

Throughout the process of therapy, we will partner together to establish clear goals and a roadmap towards the highest vision for your life. I have a psychodynamic background and have specialized training in a variety of clinical modalities. I have been EMDR trained since 2014 and became certified through EMDRIA in 2020. I have integrated this 8 Phase comprehensive treatment because it is backed by 30 years of empirically validated research, as well as the miracles I have witnessed in my office every day. I am trained through Collective Resilience in Trauma Informed Yoga and hold a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through PESI.

  • I offer complimentary 20 minute phone consultations to see if we are a good fit.
  • My offices are in both westside in Santa Monica and West Los Angeles with easy freeway access.
  • Therapy sessions, both virtual and in person are 50 minutes in length. It is recommended that EMDR therapy be 75 minutes for optimal results.
  • Email or call for current Support Groups and Psychoeducation offerings – in person and online.
  • I am additionally licensed in Oregon and Texas for assessments and virtual therapy (telemedicine).
  • I do not accept insurance, but am able to provide you with a superbill that you may submit to your insurance.
  • I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor and LMFT Clinical Supervisor and occasionally offer CEDS Supervision and supervise Interns/Associates.
  • Customized therapeutic 1-3 day wellness retreats are available upon request for individuals and intimate groups.

Testimonials

What Clients Say

My work with Dawn not only brought me into recovery, but made me better, more caring of myself, more communicative and mindful with others, than I was before struggling with my eating disorder. Dawn helped me with deep-rooted work, made me feel heard and helped me strip away a lot of the shame I held around my disorder. I could not be more thankful for her + our time and work together.

Working with Dawn has changed my life. She encourages me to follow my truth, embrace my strength and focus on my achievements while shinning a bright light on the pain of my past so that I may learn and grow from it. I am so grateful to have her company on the road to recovery from my eating disorder.

I have been blessed with many experiences of healing and recovery while working with Dawn. With the guidance, kindness and non-judgmental support she has given me, I am gaining the courage to face issues and situations I thought previously impossible. I am learning to trust myself.

Dawn has provided a supportive, yet challenging environment that has allowed me to see my life in a new perspective, and helped me realize the power I have to make the changes I want. Thanks to her guidance I have grown spiritually in a way that brings calm and peace into my life, things I never thought I could have