We are so fortunate to have such wonderful therapists on staff who help victims through their healing process. One of the most important parts of the healing process is ongoing therapy. Dawson Place partners with the Compass Health Child Advocacy Program for mental health assessments and ongoing therapy for child victims age 0-22.

Get to know three of the Compass Health therapists who work with children that come to Dawson Place!

Sara Wilson

  

What do you do at Dawson Place?

I’m a therapist in the Child Advocacy Program, which means I help kids, teens and young adults process BIG emotions, scary things, confusing things and, well, EVERY thing. My clients are between 2-22 years old, and we work a lot on PTSD, anxiety and depression. As part of the team at Dawson Place, a lot of my work happens behind the scenes, collaborating with detectives, attorneys, CPS, child interview specialists, and PICAA staff. I love how we’re able to collaborate and rally around our families.

What do you love most about your job?

I love helping kids feel better! And I love how playful this work can be. We don’t just talk about hard things – we play, dance, draw, and laugh in therapy a LOT. My clients inspire me so much. They’re resilient and strong, and it’s the biggest honor to help them heal. When I see a kid feel better, it’s the most amazing feeling in the world.

What is a fun fact about you?

I speak French and have 2 cats who will often sneak into my zoom sessions with clients.

 

Lianna Peeples

What do you do at Dawson Place?

I am one of the child/teen therapists at Dawson Place, and I do a lot of the mental health assessments when folks first reach out for services. Starting therapy can be anxiety-producing for some people, and I try to make the beginning of the process as comforting and easy as possible.

What do you love most about your job?

My favorite part of my job is watching children/teens move from a place of despair to hope. Healing is powerful, and I love being able to watch the transformation.

What is a fun face about you?

I have lived in three different US time zones, and on both coasts.

 

Lucinda Rowley

What do you do at Dawson Place?

I am a therapist at Dawson Place and I work with kids to talk about what bothers them and help them learn how to feel better.

What do you love most about your job?

I love getting to play creative therapy games with families. I love it because kids get to see their parents in new ways and parents get to try new ways of interacting with their kids.

What is a fun fact about you?

I will be teaching the new Incredible Years Parent Training class in the fall. And I love to go inline skating on the Centennial Trail!