Offering Therapy to Individuals, Children, Couples & Families

Dawn E. DeFalco, M.A., LPC

Dawn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toledo in 1999. She then earned her Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from Bowling Green State University in 2003. Dawn holds two state board licenses, one in Ohio (Licensed Professional Counselor) and the other in Michigan (Professional Counselor).

Dawn says she believes the most important part of counseling is to make sure she and the client can develop a healthy and respectful rapport. It is important for the client to feel they can work with their therapist in order to elicit change. Dawn does not feel counseling is about giving “advice.” Rather, empowering client make decisions that best suites them.

Her therapeutic approach really depends on the client and situation. She does not want to cookie cut her clients into a specific mold of counseling. She uses an eclectic approach, which simply means a variety of approaches: For example; client-centered approach, Gestalt (Here and now), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to name a few.

The focus of Dawn’s practice is working with adults and couples with issues relating to grief/loss, depression, anxiety, anger, and marital issues. Dawn works in our office part-time, seeing clients in the evening and on Saturday. Otherwise, she works full-time as the Bereavement Team Leader at Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Dawn is currently accepting new clients!