Dawn Holmes

Dawn Holmes

As a clinical mental health counselor, Dawn Holmes seeks to provide a safe and welcoming space for clients to begin the healing process. Her therapeutic approach focuses on the whole person by way of the eight domains of wellness: physical, mental, social, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, financial, and environmental. Dawn's counseling style includes a person-centered approach with also utilizing other styles such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that fit the client's needs.

Dawn has counseling experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a psychiatric hospital, as well as working with young adults in a college counseling center. Her diverse experiences bring understanding with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, spirituality, family dynamics, LGBTQIA+, and life transitions.

Dawn is also a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) with the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). She is passionate about assisting families with establishing and maintaining positive relationships with one another.

Dawn and her husband have been together for twenty years where they have raised six children. They have been able to balance the needs and the active lifestyle of the kid's ages ranging from 7 to 19, through teamwork and communication. Whether in education or community engagement this balance is always in practice and has allowed them to meet the needs of the family.


  • NC State University, Master of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, 2020
  • Wake Forest University, Master of Arts in Counseling, 2018
  • University of Southern California, Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) 2015
  • University of Cincinnati, Master of Education (M.Ed.) 2013

Awards & Certificates
  • The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement (SCLA) - 2021
  • Chi Sigma Iota - The International Honor Society for Counselors - 2017
  • Golden Key International Honour Society - 2013
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society - 2011
  • The National Honor & Merit Scholars Society - 2011

  • Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) 2021
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) 2020