Dawn Williams, MSW, LCSW, CADC

Dawn Williams, MSW, LCSW, CADC Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    Loyola University Chicago
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work
  • Additional Certificates:

    CADC

Dawn Williams, is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, Master of Arts in Educational Ministries from Wheaton College, and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hope College.

Dawn works with adults from young adulthood through retirement and believes that all work starts with a supportive and trusting relationship to best understand and support the goals of each client.

She sees a wide range of clients and issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, cancer and medical issues, caregiver stress, relationship issues, and life transitions. She also welcomes clients who want to incorporate their faith and spirituality into their counseling work.

Dawn has worked in community mental health and medical practices in the Chicagoland area and has extensive experience with serious health issues, cancer, and trauma. Dawn is also a Certified Substance and other Substance Abuse Counselor, a certified smoking cessation facilitator, psychotherapy, and support group facilitator, and was an Adjunct Professor at Aurora University in the Master of Social Work program.

My goal is to support you in achieving your goals, experience healing, and freedom, and be equipped with the tools and resources that will help you live your full and abundant life. Because everyone is unique, I incorporate various therapeutic modalities into our work, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic and trauma-focused therapy, and narrative therapy.

In her free time, Dawn loves to spend time with friends and family, hike with her pup, bike the trails, and travel and explore.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Chronic illness and cancer

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Faith-Based Therapy

  • Christian
  • Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations