Dawn Giorno is a psychotherapist with over 12 years of experience in the mental health field. As a seasoned practitioner, she specializes in providing therapy to individuals and couples. Dawn utilizes a holistic approach, focusing on all aspects of the person in order to find balance in one’s life.
Dawn works with adults who have varying issues, including: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, life transitions, relationship struggles and specific changes that women encounter throughout pregnancy and child rearing. She understands the unique stressors that being a mother can bring and provides a warm, calming environment to explore this time. In addition, Dawn enjoys helping couples navigate difficult times in their partnership and teaching them practical tools to help with communication and dealing with past hurts.
Many clients simply want to increase their coping skills or learn effective tools to manage stress during challenging times in life. Dawn believes that healing happens in the context of genuine relationships. Therapy is a place where people can explore and work to understand their relationships, motivations, experiences, and emotions in a safe environment, while growing in self-awareness and capacity for fulfilling relationships.
As a therapist, Dawn meets her clients where they are at in life and provides excellent care to see that new tools for success are developed and that her client’s personal goals are met. Her approach allows people to explore their obstacles in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.
Dawn received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She holds licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, in the state of Wisconsin and is an active member of her professional industry association. Dawn maintains regular clinical supervision and professional development to enhance the quality of her work.
Having over a decade of experience in the mental health field, Dawn is highly skilled at working with diverse people of all backgrounds. Her past work includes case management for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, working with women in the perinatal period and counseling couples through difficult times in their relationships. Dawn is also a Community Prevention Organizer for the AODA community.
Dawn has completed training in:
- Gottman Method Couples Counseling, Levels 1, Chicago, IL
- Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum Support International (PSI), Portland, Oregon
Dawn’s wide range of experience makes her an excellent therapist who can connect with her clients and provide the space for change in a meaningful and immediate way.