Dawn Wingert, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Associate (IMF98313)
Dawn has a strong desire to see families interact in a positive way. Using a variety of research-based techniques, she enjoys working directly with children and adolescents to help them feel safe as they navigate their transitions between different stages of their development. Dawn’s philosophy is that children, regardless of age, are people too. She treats them with all the respect she does her adult clients. Children’s feelings are valid and Dawn works with children to be able to handle their thoughts and feelings more effectively. Dawn also works closely and supportively with parents as they move through the many transitions of parenting.
Dawn has personal experience as a parent and stepparent in a blended family raising four children, two from birth and two from elementary school age, into adulthood. In addition to working through various challenges within her own blended family, she has volunteer experience as a coach for her children’s soccer, cheer, and softball teams. She has also been a Sunday school teacher of children ages birth through high school.
Dawn has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Palo Alto University. She has experience working with children, adolescents and parents coping with depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidality, behavioral issues, trauma, parent conflict and relationship issues. While attending graduate school, Dawn provided therapy to children and their families in a middle school environment, solidifying her passion for working with children and families struggling through life transitions.
Dawn enjoys spending time with her adult children, her husband, and their pets. Currently, Dawn stays busy with work as a project manager most weekdays, and dedicates her evenings and Friday mornings to working with young clients and their families under the supervision of Sheryl Isaacs, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #92557 in Scotts Valley, CA.