Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Dawn Flores, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Dawn is originally from Southern California. She has called Austin home for the last 20 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Edward’s University and her Master of Social Work from Texas State University. Through her own journey, she married her incredible wife and raised two children in this beautiful city to face this life with kindness and understanding. After seven years in medical social work and only offering psychotherapy part-time, she is excited to be making a shift to being a full-time therapist!
We all deserve to feel safe as we navigate the challenges of life. I pride myself on creating a space you can be heard and feel safe. I see our work together as a joint approach in which we collaborate to work through challenges, navigate to overcome them, and find the beauty in your life. Some things we can focus on include: building healthy relationships, compassion for yourself and others, self-discovery, personal growth, and overall empowerment. Through positive, solution-focused and realistic goals, we work together to address the obstacles in your life. Life is full of obstacles and transitions, and sometimes we need a little help navigating them. Choosing to participate in therapy comes from a place of strength, and I am here to remind you of your own strength, love, resilience, and community. As a therapist, I pride myself in coming from a space of no judgment, understanding, and teamwork. I would be honored to be a part of your journey.
How I Work
I have experience in providing therapy through many transitions in life to both individuals and couples. I have worked with adolescences, adults, and those in later life. I have experience with a wide range of life’s challenges and diagnoses, including: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, medical challenges, self-discovery, communication, goal planning, trauma, and many more. I also work closely with those in the LGBTQIA+ community, I am sex worker positive, and I recognize and utilize cultural competency and honor diversity.