I’m Dawn LaCarte, MCLC, BSW, CASAC,- Counselor, Coach and Consultant…
I’ve been a clinical behavioral healthcare professional for over 25 years. An upstate NY native, I hold a Bachelor’s in Social Work from University at Albany-SUNY, where I also pursued my master’s degree. I’m an Advanced Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, Clinical Interventionist, Gottman Trained Couples Therapist, Certified Recovery Coach, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Master Certified Life Coach and Certified Grief Educator who has worked numerous capacities, in all treatment modalities including senior-level administration, program director, therapist and business development.
Much more importantly, who are my clients?
They’re people I truly admire. The ones bravely facing addiction head-on. Or struggling with addiction in a different way, because someone they love is caught in its web and they need help finding the best treatment placement.
Sometimes, they need a compassionate professional to help them process the trauma that comes with life’s transitions such as empty nest syndrome, a sudden career change or grief and loss.
Perhaps, they need insight into why they’re sabotaging their relationships — they’ve been so hurt in the past, they don’t know how to accept the beauty in the present.
Whatever brought you here today, you should be proud of yourself for taking this powerful first step — because yes, just reading this website is a step towards caring for yourself.
I’m here to make sure you feel embraced, seen, heard, and deeply understood as you heal. Because you will be.