Dawnn Reale, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
Dawnn  Reale
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Dawnn Reale


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Online Virtual Counselors
Texas Accepting Online
Updated October 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression
  • Veterans' issues
  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I incorporate multiple client-centered approaches within the constructs of session. I pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Self-Compassion and Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy.

I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Sul Ross State University, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Texas San Antonio, and I am a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran. My social work experience includes individual mental health counseling, group therapy, case management services, and utilization review.

My clinical work over the years is cultivated from my passion of working with multiple age groups, ethnicities, and socioeconomic class. I have extensive experience with clients who are enduring:

· -Childhood Trauma

· -Marital Relationship Issues, Family Conflict

· -Depression and Anxiety Disorders

· -Substance Abuse and/or Dependency

· -Body Dysmorphia

· -Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

· -Gender Identity Disorder

· -Adjustment Disorders

· -Personality Disorders

Psychotherapy is a process. For this process, to work in the client’s benefit the therapeutic relationship is a collaboration between the client and the clinician. I strongly hold a belief of being authentic, providing a space of respect and dignity for all my clients. In this world, every person is a unique blessing. and we all can learn something from each other.

Message to clients

I come to each session as an authentic person, who is willing to support, listen and provide a place of understanding and trust. I believe the therapeutic relationship, should be a place where someone has the outlet to feel unjudged, heard and their needs and wants validated. Each therapy session is an opportunity for clients to share at their own pace. I am here to actively listen, give compassion, explore options, and challenge clients to make changed in their own life’s directions. As a clinician, you as the client know yourself the best, I am just here to uplift you on this journey called life.


Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $175
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

We Verify your benefits, however you should always verify with your insurance company as well. Final responsibility for payment is on our clients.


Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-10pm EST
  • Tue 9am-10pm EST
  • Wed 9am-10pm EST
  • Thu 9am-10pm EST
  • Fri 9am-6pm EST
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

The Virtual Counselor, Clinician, 2021 - Present
Clarity Child Guidance Center, Utilization Management, 2015 - 2020

University of Texas at San Antonio, Masters in Social Work, 2012
Sul Ross State University, Bachelor in Psychology, 2005


Texas: 56658