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Dawn Studniarz

My Bio

 In 2018 in earned my BS in Criminal Justice with a focus in forensic psychology. Currently, I am a student at Walden University seeking my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in forensic counseling and trauma & crisis, an intern for TheraVault, LLC, a behavioral health specialist for a non-profit mental health agency in Ohio and have been a volunteer at the Crisis Text Line for over 3 years. In addition to forensic counseling and trauma & crisis, my interests involve those needing support in anxiety, depression, addiction, involvement in the criminal justice system, personality and mood disorders, dissociative identity disorder (DID), adoptees, and student athletes. 

Dawn Studniarz, Student Intern

About Me

As far back as I can remember, I have been passionate and eager to learn more about psychology and mental health. In middle school, I wrote an essay on Sigmund Freud, and to this day, I wonder why I didn’t continue along this path from the beginning. I realize my path in life happened for a reason and I now have been able to follow my dreams.

I am a lifelong learner who continues to research and learn as much as I can to perform to the best of my abilities. I align myself with experts in the field who are dedicated to individuals needing support, guidance, and counseling to provide evidence-based, trauma-informed, solution-focused therapeutic approaches tailored to your specific needs.

Life experiences have led me to where I am now. I have needed to use counseling throughout my life which proved to be valuable learning experiences, both personally and professionally. My desire is to help and inspire, make a difference, and use evidence-based mental health practices to witness growth and progress in everyone, while integrating and tailoring modalities for each individual. With a strong ethical and moral foundation, I work within my boundaries to provide the utmost care to those I serve. I have an innate ability to connect with others and welcome you to a comfortable, warm, and non-judgmental environment. My goal is to provide you with the necessary tools to make the hard work a little easier.

I am a mom to two college-aged children. I have 4 Great Danes: Myrsaydeez, Moose, Rocky and Dude. I practice self-care by spending time with my kids and dogs, traveling, reading, watching true crime, spending time at the beach and enjoying the outdoors.

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