Dawn Cleary, M.Ed, LPC, NCC, RYT, EMDR Therapist
Director, Student Counseling and Resource Center
Dawn began her journey into becoming a counselor after receiving life changing counseling services of her own. She graduated University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Education. Before coming to Lindenwood University, she worked as Residential Therapist specializing in treating children, families, and groups at Great Circle, and worked at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley, as a mental health counselor and career counselor serving a diverse student population. She is fascinated in the brain/body connection to mental health/trauma, holistic health, and general well-being, and is a Certified Registered Yoga Teacher, with a focus on trauma sensitive instruction. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and the college population. A student’s time in college can be such a time of change and transition, fraught not only with joy and new-found freedoms, but unique challenges such as homesickness, social and academic challenges. Her goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment to help students explore challenges, work through the situations that have brought them to counseling and identify coping skills and supports. She feels honored to have the opportunity to assist you as you walk through this journey of transitions and prepare for your future.