Dawn DeAno, LPCC

Pronouns - She/her/hers

Currently Accepting New Clients
Not Accepting New Clients at This Time
Accepting Testing Clients Only
No Longer Accepting New C4VL Clients
No Longer with C4VL

Dawn DeAno provides counseling to adolescents (14-18), young adults, adults, partners and parents of gender expansive and transgender youth. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques to best serve the individual’s specific needs with an emphasis on mindfulness and compassion.

Insurances Accepted

(CCHA) Medicaid, (RMHP) Medicaid, Evernorth (formerly known as Cigna), Evernorth (formerly known as Cigna) EAP, Aetna, Cofinity/DHMP, (Health Colorado Inc.) Medicaid, (Northeast Health Partners) Medicaid

Current Practice

Dawn practices Contemplative Psychotherapy, an approach rooted in mindfulness and compassion that brings about transformation by focusing on present moment experiences with an open, caring heart. This approach has proven to be effective for a variety of symptoms, including stress, anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation and uncertainty, self-aggression, and intrusive thoughts.

Dawn provides a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate, and creative space for clients to come into contact with all aspects of themselves: their wounded and patterned parts as well as their wisdom and wholeness. She invites clients to courageously pause, slow down, get curious, and offer compassion to their direct experience—beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Over time, this practice builds awareness and inner trust by embracing the totality of experience, both the delightful parts and the difficult parts. This act of kindness toward oneself is the gateway to radically reclaiming well-being—an integrated mind, body, and spirit capable of meeting all of life’s challenges with choice.She is currently pursuing hours toward licensure and supervised by Dr. Lisa Griffiths, PsyD (#3615)


Client Focus

  • Teens 13+
  • Adults 18+
  • Seniors 65+
  • Transgender
  • Non-binary
  • LGB+

Treatment Approach

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss
  • Existential Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Issues
  • DV/Abuse
  • Caregiver Support
  • Divorce/ High Conflict Family
  • Crisis Management
  • Fertility
  • Bipolar


  • Mindfulness-based
  • Person-centered
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Family/Systems
  • CBT
  • Behavioral
  • Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Past Work Experience

Private practice mental health therapist

Mental health therapist at People House in Denver

Day services liaison at St. Francis Center Homeless Shelter in Denver

Community services coordinator at Uptown Partnership in Denver


Education & Licensure

LPCC (pre-licensed clinician under Lisa Griffiths supervision) LPCC#.0017812

2020—Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Naropa University 

1990—Bachelor of Arts at University of Kentucky in Graphic Design