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Dr. Dawn Ferrara

Dr. Dawn Ferrara

PsyD, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and mental health writer

Dawn Ferrara has spent over 20 years in clinical practice, and now uses her clinical knowledge and experience to create well-researched, reader-friendly articles for people seeking information and support. Her passion for supporting and educating individuals and families about mental health issues is evident in her informative, respectful, and empathetic writing style. Dawn’s belief is that every person is unique, and that in every situation, there is hope. You will find that message of hope in her writing.

Professional experience

  • Freelance Writer & Practice Marketing Ninja at Cool Practice Solutions since Jun 2013 (10 years 10 months). Specializing in freelance copywriting and content creation exclusively in the mental health/self-help space. Offering PLR resources, custom content, and real solutions for counselors by counselors.

  • Dawn Ferrara, LPC-S, LMFT, BC-TMH, has been providing services since Nov 2002 through Mar 2021 (18 years 5 months) in Covington, LA, focusing on counseling & personal coaching.

  • Served as Clinical Case Management Supervisor at Mental Health Network (MHNet) from 1998 to 2002 (4 years) in Metairie, LA.

  • Worked as a Child/Adolescent Unit Therapist at Northshore Psychiatric Hospital from 1995 to 1998 (3 years) in Slidell, LA.


  • PsyD in Psychology from California Southern University, 2007 - 2010.

  • MA in Marriage & Family Counseling from University of Holy Cross, 1992 - 1995. Activities and societies include receiving the Graduate Research Award in Counseling and membership in Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Zeta Chapter.

  • BA in Psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1984 - 1986.

  • High School Diploma, college prep from Haughton High School, 1975 - 1979.

Certifications and qualifications

  • Certified Professional Coach from Fowler International Academy, issued Jun 2012.

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - retired, Louisiana LPC Board, issued Dec 2002, expired Dec 2020.

  • Licensed Professional Counselor - retired, Louisiana LPC Board, issued Jun 1998, expires Jun 2024.

  • Board Certified Telemental Health, CCECCE.

  • Certified Health Coach, American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness).

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