Dawn Zienert, LCSW

"I believe compassion, empathy, and a feeling of safety are essential to the foundation of a strong therapeutic relationship and are instrumental in the success of therapy. I believe our experiences and the relationships we have over the course of our lives greatly impacts the way we view the world and ourselves. My work as a therapist is centered on providing a safe place for my clients to openly express their thoughts and feelings and to process their deeper meaning. As a therapist, it is my responsibility to support my clients as they go on this very personal emotional journey. I am committed to providing my clients with the tools they need in order to better navigate their lives and enhance their relationships. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you.”  --Dawn Zienert, LCSW

Services Offered

Couple's Counseling                  Individual Counseling                Trauma-Focused Counseling 


 I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing ​(EMDR). EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD/trauma and is designated as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association. Some areas of trauma that I treat are:

  • Adult Child of an Alcoholic (ACOA)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Survivor of Natural Disaster
  • Survivor of Violent Accident

For couple's who are experiencing relational conflict, my treatment centers around Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), based on Dr. Sue Johnson's theory. EFT has been clinically validated by extensive research and is practiced world-wide. Some common couple's issues that I treat are:

  • Communication Issues
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Distance Between Partners
  • Infidelity
  • ​Betrayal
  • Frequent Conflict/Arguements
  • Differences in Parenting Styles

At the center of my practice, I am a Relational Therapist. However, I utilize a variety of theoretical approaches, including; Psychodynamic Theory, Attachment Theory and Mindfulness. I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which is a powerful resource for clients struggling with anxiety and depression. Some issues I treat are: ​

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • ​PTSD
  • Adult Survivor of Child Abuse
  • Women's Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • ​Family Conflict
  • ​Coping Skills
  • Relationship Issues