Mary Emeline Dawson – Gardendale and Pelham Office (In-Person and Telehealth)Licensed Professional Counselor

    Mary-Emeline is Licensed Professional Counselor and has been practicing counseling for two years. She has worked in the mental health field for a total of nine years. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS) at the end of 2018. She then served as a care coordinator for undergraduate and graduate students before becoming a substance abuse counselor in an outpatient setting.

    Mary-Emeline has experience working with crisis situations, trauma, drug and alcohol abuse, self-harm, suicidality, grief, life transitions, and mental health diagnoses. She has counseled men and women of all ages who are seeking relief from distressing patterns born from past experiences, wrestling with present behavioral and relational stressors, or looking ahead with crippling anxiety.  She utilizes several treatment models, including Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Mary-Emeline values the importance of meeting each client where they are in their life’s journey and approaching treatment according to those unique needs and experiences. Above all, Mary-Emeline seeks to provide an honest, compassionate, and open-minded therapeutic relationship with each person. It is her personal and professional passion to facilitate hope and healing for those who feel hopeless, unheard, unseen, and wounded.

    Mary-Emeline’s experience is in the following areas:


    Anxiety, Panic Attacks




    Distress Tolerance

    Life Transitions