Dawn is an experienced clinician who provides counseling to individuals, couples, groups, and families regarding anxiety, anger, autism, depression, child abuse, sexual trauma, grief, stress, serious illness and crisis management. Additional topics include marital and parent-child interactions, abusive relationships, alternative lifestyles, and school concerns including academic, behavioral, and social issues.
She offers both day and evening appointments, one-time consultation, and therapy intensives, which are longer appointment times for those in crisis or motivated to resolve their issues more quickly. I also offer sessions via telephone for those people who cannot come to an office.
Ms. Nelson helped cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional effects of serious illness while at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In addition, she worked extensively with abuse victims as a clinician at Masters & Johnson's Sexual Trauma Treatment Center in New Orleans. She treats clients with the utmost respect and appropriate confidentiality; she is caring and non-judgmental as she recognizes that talking about problems may be difficult for clients.
Dawn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional, a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, a Parenting Facilitator and a Professional Mediator. She earned her Master of Science in Social Work and Bachelor of Art in Psychology and English degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a State of Texas Board Approved Social Work Supervisor and a Clinical Instructor at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers.