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Dawn Ernsberger

Dawn Ernsberger


20 years of experience

Dawn Ernsberger is a licensed clinical social worker dedicated to supporting adolescents and adults in various specialized areas, such as trauma, life transitions, relationships, parenting, forgiveness, stress management, and addressing anxiety and depression. With a master's degree from Indiana University, she brings over two decades of experience counseling hundreds of clients. Ms. Ernsberger possesses a rich background in assisting individuals recovering from emotional abuse and trauma, guiding them towards emotional well-being and completeness. Additionally, she is fluent in both English and Pennsylvania Dutch.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

In therapy I use the following models: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Adlerian therapy and I’ve been trained in Gottman’s training for marriage and have taught parenting classes using the Positive Discipline method.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

For years I have worked with teens and adults with issues of anxiety, depression, domestic violence, spousal relationship strain, and parent/child relationship strain and i have worked with clients to improve their functioning and relationships. I’ve also worked with survivors of emotional abuse and trauma and spiritual trauma from the church.

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