Dawn Palumbo-Madera, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in Florida

Dawn Palumbo-Madera, LMHC, CAP, NCC

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My name is Dawn Palumbo-Madera and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional. I specialize in adults with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. What I enjoy about my work is being able to be a part of an individual’s journey towards change. If you are really serious about wanting to change, I’m the kind of Counselor who can lend a hand. I’ve been there, I’ve helped others, and if you let me, I believe I know how to help you, too.

I consider counseling/therapy to be my only career; however, I have a strong background in office administration.
I wanted diversity in the individuals I served therefore I chose internships, residencies, and jobs that would expand my knowledge, skill, and ability in working with varying populations within the mental health and substance abuse communities.
I was raised in New York City by parents who suffered from multiple chronic medical conditions, addiction issues, and their own traumas; both being in and out of hospitals from the time I turned 11.
Growing up in such a multicultural melting pot, I have the ability to build quick rapport with individuals receiving services having the resiliency and blunt, straight-forward nature to create deeper therapeutic connections.
In 2019 I received specialized training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
I believe that ART is revolutionizing trauma treatment for both the patient and the counselor.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$60.00 - $120.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Paypal

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
Board Certification(s)
National Board Certified Counselor
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Walden University
MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling