Licensed Professional Counselor
Hi there, I’m Dawnalyn Rudzinski.
I work with clients of varying ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. I have special experience working with children struggling with emotional regulation and anger management, as well as with adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, anger management, parenting, and co-occurring disorders. I use a Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing Approach to meet clients where they are emotionally and mentally, and to help them strive to meet the goals they set for themselves.
I obtained a Masters of Science in Counseling from Duquesne University, and an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University. I began my work in the field helping at-risk families who were involved with CYF. In this role, I helped families to stabilize and reach goals to improve their family dynamics and daily living. Then I moved into a role as a Child/Family Counselor where I worked with children between the ages of 6-11 who were struggling behaviorally, as well as with their parents. In this position I ran both individual and group sessions using a CBT Model to help the children learn anger management techniques and the parents to learn helpful parenting techniques, while also supporting and processing the emotional stressors they were facing. Next, I moved into the role of a Drug and Alcohol Therapist, where I met individually with clients to help them with their substance use disorders. After obtaining my License in Professional Counseling I transitioned to the private practice setting of Rooted and Rising Therapy where I continue to do what I love, which is helping my clients.
Anyone can benefit from counseling. I believe that counseling is an opportunity to have a non-judgmental space to explore difficulties and insecurities, while working towards developing healthier insights and solutions. It can be life changing and I would love to support you through this journey.
My appointments are limited: call for availability 412.228.8489. I accept Highmark, BCBS, Cigna, United Health and I offer a private pay rate of $120 per session with flexibility if that amount is not affordable.