Dawn DePasquale, MA, LMHC, is the founder, CEO and clinical director of Bell Mental Health Associates in Swansea, Massachusetts. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology through the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, a program approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). Because of her effectiveness in the area of panic cessation, Ms. DePasquale is the practitioner of choice for local emergency rooms when handling “heart attack” victims who are in fact experiencing severe panic. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including state programs, the criminal justice system, mental health hospitals and private practice in order to get a better understanding of the various populations treated as well as the barriers they face in attaining the help that they need. Her philosophy is that everyone is an individual needing specific care tailored to their current needs, wants and hopes, and she is an eclectic therapist who relies heavily on cognitive and dialectical behavioral techniques.
Ms. DePasquale is a featured mental health expert for WSAR 1480 AM radio and a weekly contributor as the divorce, parenting and mental health expert for the website, www.Examiner.com>. She produces a monthly blog for her company website, www.bellmentalhealth.com>, titled The Comfy Couch.
Financial: Dawn DePasquale maintains a private practice and receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dawn DePasquale has no relevant non-financial relationships.