Dawn  Adeyemi

Dawn Adeyemi

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Cranston practice (updated November 14, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Indecisiveness
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness/worry

Professional statement

Dawn Adeyemi is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with expertise in women's issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, unbalanced moods, relationship issues, nervousness, insecurity, burn out, indecisiveness, and trauma.

Dawn specializes in working with women 18 - 40 years old on issues related to self-esteem, transitions into adulthood, and developing healthy relationships. Dawn also sees clients who have experienced trauma, such as domestic violence or childhood trauma, and helps them work through the beliefs that have developed as a result of the experience, in conjunction with mindfulness practices, guided muscle relaxations, and acceptance work. With clients who have bipolar disorder, Dawn emphasizes the importance of psychoeducation, helping them understand symptoms such as rapid irritability, lack of sleep, and fatigue, and how they can manage it with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills.

Dawn's practice is informed by Solution Focused Therapy, in which she helps clients set goals, understand and accept what has happened in the past, and determine a way to move forward. From there, she uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, giving homework to clients who prefer this to see change manifest more quickly. In her practice, Be Free LLC, she incorporates laughter as a key component of therapy, with the goal of helping her clients be free and happy.


Message to clients

Sometimes challenges in life can be overwhelming and impact our emotional health. I believe that you can get through these challenges, with support. I use various treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to influence progress. These include relaxation, acceptance, and goal setting which I believe are key factors to change. Congratulations to you for the courage to make your life better! I would like to partner with your journey to be well and Be Free.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Low self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other

Relationship issues - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Bipolar disorder - Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes

Indecisiveness - Assists clients in making challenging decisions

Irritability - Supports clients with high levels of irritability

Nervousness/worry - Assists clients dealing with excessive nervousness and worry


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100
  • Initial session: $150

Location(s)

Cranston practice

935 Reservoir Avenue

Cranston, RI 02910

Hours
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Work and Education

Integrated Psychiatry Group practice, 2015 - Present

CCAP, 2015 - Present

Value Options (BCBS, RI), 2013 - 2014

Old Colony YMCA, 2008 - 2013

Community Counseling of Bristol County, 2007 - 2008

North River School, 2006-2007

Boston College, MSW 2008

UMass Amherst, BS, 2002

Mass Bay Community College, Assoc, 2000


Languages

  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Dawn listened and was open about her practice. I felt she was personable and easy to talk to.

Zencare client

Dawn showed a lot of compassion.

Zencare client

I felt a connection with Dawn right away.

Zencare client

She was clear, on-time, and answered my questions before I even asked.

Zencare client

There was am overall feeling of comfort in our conversation, and her personality was vibrant.

Zencare client

Dawn is super friendly, funny, and knows her stuff. I’m looking forward to working with her!

Zencare client

I am glad I met Dawn. She allows you to speak, listens very well, and never pushes anything on you. Most importantly, I am glad I found a therapist of the same faith and belief. She always has a welcome smile. So if you want to be on the path to self-recovery or finding oneself, Dawn will surely help you along your journey.


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