Dawn Friedman MSEd LPCC-S

Are you having a hard time? Are you looking for respectful, non-judgmental support and encouragement?

I help my clients feel stronger, happier and healthier. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety or dealing with big changes in your life, I can help.

My practice is entirely virtual. I meet with my clients via a HIPAA compliant version of Zoom.

Dawn Friedman MSEd LPCC-S (she/her)

About Me

Folks come to me because they feel stuck. They want to know how to create real, lasting change. They want to improve their lives or resolve a life crisis. Sometimes they don’t know what they want except that they want things to be different. I help them figure it out. 

I offer my clients unconditional loving acceptance of who they are right this minute, especially if they cannot find that acceptance for themselves. I trust that my clients can and will discover their best selves by confronting both their successes and failures. I hold my clients in this trust as they work towards understanding, helping them find their strengths and bring them forward in their struggles. 

At it’s most essential, the work I do helps my clients figure out who they are so they can take this knowledge beyond the counseling office and into the rest of their lives.

I am licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. My license number is E.1100406-SUPV.

I received my undergraduate degree in Sociology at Portland State University where I also served as a Peer Mentor in the University Studies program. I returned to school to get my masters in community mental health counseling at the University of Dayton. I have additional training in pregnancy and postpartum (I completed the certification training in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support, International), parenting, infertility and adoption issues. I also have a post-graduate certificate in Infant and Toddler Mental Health through Arcadia University.

In my spare time I head outdoors, read books, and play logic problems. I also like to watch movies that pass the Bechdel test (and some that don’t) and nag my now grown children.

Frequently Asked Questions

I charge $150 a session. I have a few slots for those who cannot afford my full fee through Open Path Psychotherapy Collective. Click here to see if those slots are open and for more information about how the collective works.

I am an out-of-network provider, which means I am not on any insurance panels. If you have out-of-network benefits some or all of the cost of counseling may be covered. I do take Health Spending/Savings Accounts. If you are interested in learning more about your out-of-network options, you can call your insurance company and ask the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many mental health sessions per calendar year does my insurance plan cover?
  • How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network mental health provider?
  • How do I obtain reimbursement for therapy with an out-of-network provider?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • What documentation do I need to submit to be reimbursed?

At the beginning of each month my electronic health records system can generate a superbill, which is an itemized receipt listing all rendered services from the previous month. Just let me know that you’d like access to this and then you can log in to the portal to download it to submit to your insurance company. This will also stand as a receipt to use for year end taxes.

Please note: In order to submit a superbill you will need a mental health diagnosis. Not everyone who comes to see me meets the criteria for a diagnosis. We can discuss this further when we meet.

Although I hold an Ohio license I no longer live in Ohio (we relocated for my partner’s job). Therefore I am only available to meet via HIPAA compliant zoom. 

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Dawn Friedman
1495 Hemlock Farms
Lords Valley, PA 18428