Dawn graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan with a degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. For over 14 years, she has had a passion for working therapeutically with children of all ages in a variety of settings who have experienced abuse, neglect and abandonment. In that journey, she has provided Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessments for children who have entered the child welfare system in Florida, attained Adoption Preservation Specialist certification, and is working toward completion of Certified Clinical Trauma Professional training. She is dedicated to continuing her knowledge of trauma-informed care to improve the lives of the children she serves and their families.

Dawn’s other passion is her family, especially raising her daughter. As a family, they enjoy swimming, going to the beach, and being actively involved in the community.