Dawn DeAno - LPC
- Offers sessions in-person and online
Dawn offers a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate, and creative space for clients to come into contact with all aspects of themselves.
What if I said, “You are not broken” or “You don’t need to be fixed?” There is nothing inherently wrong with you. Instead, your essence is wise, and kind and you have simply lost sight of this core genuine being, or Self.
As a therapist, I believe my role is to support you in the process of reconnecting with your Self by re-claiming your wholeness, humanness, worthiness, freedom, and vibrancy. The many ways you may be struggling today—anxiety, trauma, depression, relationships, low-self-confidence, self-doubt, or intrusive thoughts are often symptoms of this loss of Self. It is common to get stuck in these ways and feel exhausted, overwhelmed, confused, scared, or even shameful, pushed and pulled by unconscious tendencies, disconnected from the present moment, and from your innate well-being.
As a Contemplative therapist I offer a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate, and creative space for clients to come into contact with all aspects of themselves–their wounded and adaptive parts as well as their wisdom and wholeness. Our path together will be one of cultivating self-awareness, self-compassion, and courage to make wise choices about how to live this one life of yours in congruence with what matters to you.
In session, my somatic-based trauma approach will show up as I invite my clients to courageously pause, slow down, get curious, and offer compassion to their direct experience—beliefs, thoughts, perceptions, feelings, and sensations. Developing the capacity to work with uncomfortable experiences as well as feel nourished by ‘the good’ is foundational to building resilience. Over time, this practice builds an inner trust by embracing the totality of experience, both the delightful parts and the difficult parts. This genuine act of kindness toward oneself is the gateway to radically reclaiming your Self and well-being—an integrated mind, body, and spirit capable of meeting all of life’s challenges.