Meet Our Staff

CAPS staff members include fully licensed professionals, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and administrative staff.

CAPS provides training opportunities for postdoctoral psychology fellows seeking licensure and advanced students in psychology, counseling and social work.  These early career professionals and trainees provide counseling to clients and practice under the supervision of a licensed clinician.

Dawn Healy, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273
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Biographical Info

Dawn Healy joined the CAPS staff in 2013. She earned her MSW and BFA from the University of Georgia. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Before joining CAPS she worked in community mental health at Advantage Behavioral Health and more recently at Granville Health Systems. She utilizes a variety of approaches; cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, expressive art techniques, Mindfulness or supportive therapy depending on the needs of the person. She will work to build upon the strengths the client already possesses as well as learning new coping skills, new ways of communicating with friends and family and interrupting old behaviors that no longer foster wellbeing. Her areas of interest focus on relationships and personal growth to adjustment into college life and managing the challenges of graduate school. As a generalist she also works with individuals on depression, anxiety, trauma, family of origin, self esteem and assertiveness. Ms. Healy also enjoys spending time taking her dogs hiking, meditation/yoga, and creating pottery. Safe Space Ally


Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Favorite Quote: “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brené Brown
What I am Happiest Doing Outside of Work: Spending time with my friends, my pets, and my family.  Whenever possible being outside or doing something creative brings me the most joy.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)