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Dawn LaCarte

Experienced Professional in the Healthcare Industry

About Dawn LaCarte


Dawn LaCarte is a Behavioral Health Treatment Advisor who partners with professionals, individuals, and families to navigate the treatment center landscape to connect them with the best level of care suited for their individual needs. Dawn currently serves as the Clinical Outreach Liaison at Cottonwood Tucson, an inpatient holistic health center licensed to treat mental health and substance use disorder.

After spending nearly two decades working across the field in numerous capacities, Dawn knows it’s truly about how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help; you must effectively communicate your understanding of their needs back to them to ensure recovery for the entire family.

Dawn has worked extensively with diagnostically complex groups of individuals addressing substance abuse disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorder, personality disorders, trauma as well as grief and loss. Over the last 6 years Dawn LaCarte has gained extensive experience touring numerous treatment centers, extended care programs, intensive outpatient programs.

Dawn holds a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the New York State University of Albany, is a NYS OASAS Advanced CASAC, Certified Recovery Coach and is also a Love First trained Clinical Interventionist.

Dawn LaCarte has a particular interest in working with families that have experienced trauma and have exhibited trauma-related behaviors that preclude them from accessing their personal, academic, and professional strengths. She finds assisting family systems understand and access evidence-based treatment to help patients and families regain their interests, relationships, and lives is particularly rewarding.

Outside of her career, Dawn LaCarte enjoys spending time with her lovely family and Cavalier King Charles named Chloe. She is also a Reiki Master II Practitioner. Reiki is the Japanese method of spiritual healing and self-improvement designed to alleviate stress and promote healing and relaxation.

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