My Approach to Helping
Dawn Nelson treats clients with the utmost respect and appropriate confidentiality; she is caring and non-judgmental as she recognizes that talking about problems can be difficult for clients. She is an experienced clinician who works with topics such as anxiety, anger, depression, grief, child abuse, sexual trauma, and crisis management. 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. Other concerns addressed include marital and parent-child relationships, and alternative lifestyles. Dawn has an additional Specialization in Children and Families to focus on academic, behavioral and social issues, as well as helping parents understand their rights for ARD504IEP meetings, .
Dawn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional, a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, 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 faculty at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers.