Dawn Shanklin, M.A. Clinical Psychology, LMHC


Dawn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She graduated from the Professional School of Psychology at Argosy University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Dawn has worked in various community based, school and hospital settings as a clinician and adjustment counselor, providing mental health services to toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults, and families.

She is a dedicated, compassionate and skilled counselor with extensive experience in clinical assessment and trauma informed care for children, adolescents and families. The therapeutic approaches she uses are cognitive behavioral, client centered, psychodynamic, family therapy, and client centered play therapy.

*Now a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

Clinical Focus

  • Social Anxiety
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma

Demographics Focus

  • Preschool 3-5
  • Elementary 6-11
  • Adolescents 12-17
  • Adults 18+
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Treatments Offered

  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)
  • Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC)
  • Client Centered Play Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy


  • Caregiver Certification
  • ARC Attachment Certification
  • Regulation Certification

Additional Services

  • Teletherapy Available


  • English


  • Worcester