Haley Dawson, MA, LMHC

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Haley Dawson, MA, LMHC

I became a therapist because I love working with people who are ready to realize their full potential and make a better life for themselves. When I began counseling my focus was centered solely on helping children with various needs and behavioral difficulties. I soon discovered how much I enjoyed working with a variety of clients varying in age, culture, and gender. I feel truly honored each and every time a client is willing to share their personal story with me, no matter who the client is that walks into my office!

I lived most of my life up North and moved to Jacksonville to obtain my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida. I am currently licensed with the state of Florida as a Mental Health Counselor.

While I enjoy using a variety of therapeutic approaches with my clients and understand that each person requires a treatment plan tailored to fit their needs; I tend to gravitate more towards Solution-Focused therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, etc. While children and teens remain my favorite clients to work with; I have also developed a love for working with adults, couples, and families. As a result, I have experience working with many different disorders, ranging from behavioral issues to depression and anxiety, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, and a wide range of life issues such as relationship difficulties, communication problems and career changes.

Every day that I encounter clients, I aim to put my heart and passion into what I do.  I love the challenge of encountering someone who is ready for change and I refuse to give up on anyone. I truly believe that anyone can become more of who they want to be if they are willing to invest effort and commitment. I am ready to support a client’s work from the time they contemplate change to the time they commit to change!