Dawn Schierl


About Me

In my professional career I've had opportunities to work with teenagers in counseling situations. My genuineness and sense of humor often puts teenagers at ease. I modify my counseling to address young persons. My priority is to establish rapport and gain their trust. Often teens need an outlet outside their friends and family to confide in. I believe every person seeking counseling even children should find a counselor that best fits their needs. I would love the opportunity to see if we are a good fit and help.
Below is a additional general description of my credentials, and what I have to offer
I am a clinically licensed professional counselor licensed in Illinois. I have over 15 years of direct experience providing therapy. I have over 30 years of working in the social service field which has given me the opportunity to work with a wide range of populations and concerns. Concerns I have counseled include depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and a wide range of relationship issues that impact a person's mental health and well-being.
My counseling style and approach is person centered. Each person is an individual with their individual concerns and needs. Patients often described me as down-to-earth therapist with a sense of humor and true compassion. Depending on your concerns personality and situations I will adjust my approach often combining cognitive behavioral, rational emotive and more.
Thank you for seeking help I will do my best to help you improve your situation.You have taken a very proactive step by deciding to seek therapy. The outcome of your treatment depends largely on your willingness to engage in this process which may at times result in considerable discomfort. Remembering unpleasant events and becoming aware of feelings attached to those events can bring ongoing feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, etc. There are no miracle cures I cannot promise that your behavior or circumstances will change. I can promise to support you and do my very best to understand you and understand repeating patterns as well as to help you clarify what it is that you want for yourself.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180.011780 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by K.R. on Feb 08, 2021 after counseling with Dawn for 4 months

Dawn has been so wonderful in helping me identify key issues with my child. She is compassionate and direct. She has been helpful outside of this forum, writing support letters for other provider and being willing to meet with me and other family members. I only wish we lived closer so we might be able to meet in person.

Written by H.I. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dawn has been a lot of fun to talk with, and she helped me to challenge my views on my thoughts and my situation.

Written by A.B. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is a great Therapist ! She is superb ! I am speechless on how good she is ! She knows and she understands , I mean she is just great.

Written by B.R. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dawn has been great so far. Im comfortable talking with her and she gives great advice.