Meet Dawanda



Adults, Christian, Couples, Engaged Couples, Individuals, Married Couples, Teens/Tweens, Young Adults, Personal Growth, Relationship Issues, Relationship Roadblocks, Self Esteem, Self Worth, and Stress Management

Location: Frankfort / Chicago Heights

Dawanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with extensive experience working with women and teens, especially in the area of trauma and abuse. She is passionate about helping women who have experienced a traumatic or painful event heal from that experience to live a fulfilling and thriving life. She also enjoys working with families and couples, helping them to build the tools to have positive and loving relationships.

Dawanda enjoys working with clients who are motivated to work towards internal transformation to live a happy and full life. Therapy is a process of healing and change, and she believes it is her job to help you feel a sense of safety in sessions to explore the change process.

Dawanda’s therapeutic orientation includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy. She also uses elements from Adlerian therapy and Reality therapy, and shifts her approach based on each client’s specific needs.

Dawanda can accept clients with the following insurance plans: BCBS PPO, Optum/UBH, & Aetna. Dawanda can also accept all self-pay clients.

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COVID-19 Update

Let’s Find the Bright Side of COVID-19 Together

We know that there is a lot of stress related to COVID-19. On the national and local levels, there is a great deal of uncertainty, misinformation, and fear. It’s no surprise that many people are at home now really taking a closer look at their lives – the good, the bad, and the ugly. If you finally have the time to get to know yourself and make progress, we’re here to walk with you on that journey.

If you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, or an increased sense of overwhelm during this time, know that you’re not alone. Counseling Works is here to support our communities through this time – We are currently accepting new clients, and for your safety and ours, we’re adjusting our scheduling to offer online therapy sessions to ensure we provide continuous service and support in the healthiest setting.

Our number one priority remains offering support for clients and our communities. From March 30th to April 7th, we are exclusively offering Telehealth counseling sessions (virtual online appointments). If you would like to schedule a visit, you can reach us via:

·  Phone (630) 281-2496

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