Dawn Delgado, LMFT, CEDS-S, EMDR-Certified
- Founder: Inspire Evolve Counseling
- EMDRIA Consultant In Training (CIT)
- Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor
- Psychology Today writer: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/eating-disorders
- What is your current position?
I am the Founder of Inspire Evolve in Los Angeles, and I am also Director of Clinical Development with Center For Discovery.
- How did you get started in your career?
I started with a degree in Psychology and lots of volunteer and internship experience to decide on a specialty. Before specializing in eating disorders and trauma treatment, I gained experience within domestic violence, child development and advocacy, suicide prevention, and with a sexual offender population. I even did LAPD ride alongs as a DART domestic abuse response team advocate, but that was too terrifying for me. I applied for an entry level position in an eating disorder residential treatment center in SoCal in 2002 and have worked within this specialty for the last 18 years, more recently focusing on underlying trauma as an EMDR Certified Therapist. I have completed courses in Trauma Informed Yoga with Collective Resilience as well as hold a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies CTSS through PESI.
- What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
My advice is to commit to doing your own work, both before you enter the field, and definitely while you are working in the field. It is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and will make you a more compassionate and effective therapist.
Dawn Delgado, LMFT, CEDS-S founded Inspire Evolve Counseling in 2007 as a hub for compassionate and effective psychotherapy. Dawn is a fun, personable, and effective psychotherapist who specializes in optimal performance, recovery and mind-body wellness. Dawn’s approach integrates evidence-based, eye movement desensitization reprocessing, EMDR, as well as neuroscience based stress reduction technologies. Dawn offers psychotherapy and customized therapeutic retreats for clients in California, as well as assessments and virtual therapy (telemedicine) in Oregon, and Texas. Dawn works virtually and in person with clients in the music industry, high level executives, trauma survivors, war veterans and clients in eating disorder recovery.
Travel lights up my soul, as does volunteering around the globe in beautiful lands such as Indonesia, Cambodia, and South America, Middle East, and the streets of Los Angeles.