About Me, Dr. Dawn Levitan
Dr. Dawn Levitan is a cognitive behavioral therapist who focuses on empowering each individual to make healthy choices for their personal, family and work lives. She has training in educational psychology, cognitive behaviorism and biopsychology.
Dr. Dawn specializes in empowering people to better understand and become an active participant in their lives. Whether struggling with lifelong issues related to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, fears and phobias, or other family relationships she will help you regain a better balance in your life today. She has a strong interest in women’s issues and empowers women and their families to make strong healthy choices.
Dr. Dawn offers a trained and experienced ear to help you understand and reveal your inner authentic self, decrease dependency on others, identify and decrease the enmeshment and other barriers which may be holding you back. Providing an interactive and compassionate approach, she will teach you how flexibility in thinking helps you more realistically interact with your current lifestyle situation. Together you will find a better path and alternative solutions for dealing with the lessons life has provided for you.
Dr. Levitan has over 20 years of providing mental health services in hospital and outpatient settings. She also provides personalized coaching services for individuals whose focus is on identifying and releasing barriers to achieve greater life balance and personal goal achievement. Dr. Dawn listens intently, integrating the most current therapies that will provide the most beneficial outcome for your unique personal situation. Dr. Dawn works within a private practice that interacts with your chosen primary care physician or other health care providers. She is both knowledgeable and comfortable consulting with other mental health providers in the McHenry County area.
She believes that providing good service means taking the time to listen compassionately and work with you every step of the way to make sure you receive the services you need. Her business approach is client-oriented, and she maintains the strictest confidentiality in all mattters.
Clinical practice is all about outcomes—and achieving great ones efficiently and effectively. Dr. Levitan’s Life Coaching Cards™ are an elegant approach to augment any practice. Their utility is not solely in clinical settings as they are also useful in schools, colleges, and really any venue where individuals need some help with various life skills such as time management, goal setting, affirmations, and journaling.
Dr. Chris Stout,Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Dawn has given the gift of freedom through intelligent compassion to many people. Her Life Coaching Cards are so helpful in giving a starting point for both introspection and release from caged feelings. She is gentle but direct in her observations and provides a myriad of different points of view to explore. Thank you Dr. Dawn!
Eileen Moore Hawkey,Health Coach at Eileen Hawkey, Holistic Health Coach
What the patients enjoy the most is actually having something to hold and manipulate and the ability to erase their thoughts.The patients really enjoy writing on the cards.We have worked the cards into some of our group activities, and have been really successful with it.
Thank you for the opportunity to trial these cards for our patients. They bring a different element, a more interactive element, into our groups and activities.
“Dr. Dawn’s Life Coaching Cards are a great resource, it’s like having your therapist at your fingertips day and night!.You can take your time working through the card kits and your responses, or if you need to you can quickly pull up the app to help you through a situation.
I like using them for my in-between therapy sessions to help keep me on track. Also, this is a great way to keep track of and see the progress you’ve made.”