Dawn Palumbo-Madera, LMHC, CAP, NCC
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
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.
Fees and insurance
Cost per session$60 - $120
Accepted payment methods
Specialties and clinical interests
- Anger Issues
- Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
- Body Image
- Criminal Justice Involvement
- Domestic Abuse/Violence
- Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
- Gender Identity
- Grief & Loss
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
- Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
- Phobias & Fears
- Sexual Identity
- Stress/Stress Management
- Trauma & PTSD
- Women's Issues
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- motivational interviewing
- Single Parents
- 12-Step Programs
- Trauma Survivors
Available to see clients in
Years in practice
- Therapy / Counseling
Types of clients
- Adults (18+)