• About Dawn-Marie Farrell-Smith

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    My Mission

    Dawn-Marie is passionate about helping folks heal from what holds them back in life. She knows from experience what it’s like to be the client and to make the first step and reach out for help, so she knows how brave you are by being here today. Dawn-Marie believes that in order to become a version of yourself that you truly love, you must first learn to embrace the parts of yourself you’ve always kept hidden. Congratulations on taking the next step toward self-love and self-acceptance, I’m here when you’re ready.

    My Education & Experience

    Dawn-Marie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from USC upstate in 2013, and worked in human services for a couple of years until she decided to pursue a career in counseling. In 2018 Dawn-Marie graduated with a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University. Since then, she has been working in the community as a mental health counselor providing trauma therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.

    Dawn-Marie is trained in various approaches to treating trauma (TF-CBT. EMDR, DBT, CBT), which she feels gives her a well-rounded view on how trauma impacts us, and a big ol’ tool box of skills and techniques to help you better manage your symptoms. Even with those various treatment modalities though, the thing that is most important to Dawn-Marie is the relationship between counselor and client. She believes in being genuine and authentic with you, in order to create an atmosphere that is safe for you to do the same.