Licensed Masters Social Worker


 Dawn’s genuine nature, kindness, and sense of humor enables her to develop strong connections with her clients. Her non-judgemental, open, honest approach allows her to remain client-centered, offering a warm and safe space for any individual walking into her office.


Dawn has over 25 years of experience in both High School and Middle School settings working with children and teens. In addition to her years as a school-based social worker, Dawn holds a certification in school administration and has served many years as a special education and 504 chairperson. Dawn has extensive knowledge in working with students who struggle with learning differences as well as assisting in providing individualized care. Dawn works with students who face challenges such as anxiety, depression, school phobia and refusal, eating disorders and non-compliant behaviors.

Her school experience coupled with her experience of being a mother of two teenagers enables her to view family challenges from multiple vantage points.  Dawn’s approach involves incorporating both students and their parents in a solution-focused and family systems therapy model. She guides children and teens to understand who they are by understanding their needs and wants. Once you know and understand yourself, we are able to look at any relationships in our lives that may be causing conflicts.

Dawn Muscarnera, LMSW

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