Therapist Spotlight – Collette Dawson-Loveless

Collette-Dawson Loveless
LCSW, RPT-S, EMDR Certified, NF Trained.

Collette is an experienced therapist and program director for The Green House Center for Growth & Learning. Collette earned her Master of Social Work Degree from Brigham Young University. She was led to her career in Mental Health after attending a conference on attachment and finding beautiful pieces to her personal puzzle. Partnering with Guerry and Elsebeth Green she was able to help found The Green House Center, fulfilling a desire to help others heal from trauma and find their purpose in life.

Knowing the value of attachment and relationships, Collette enjoys encouraging others to develop these areas. Her knowledge and love of Mindfulness, Connections, DBT Skills, Shame Resilience and Relationship principles help clients reach their goals. She also utilizes her skills in EMDR, EFT, Art Therapy, Neurological Biofeedback, and Play Therapy as she helps individuals and families.

Collette is passionate about Play Therapy & EMDR and has enjoyed additional levels of training with Ana Gomez on combining these powerful modalities. She has taught multiple CPRT (Child-Parent Relationship Therapy) groups using Garry Landreths’s model to parents and uses Child-Centered Play Therapy frequently. Collette served on the UAPT Board for 9 years, 2 as its President, and loves working and learning with and from the Board and the UAPT members. She often attends the annual APT conferences and says the workshops there are the most fun!

Growing up in California has helped Collette keep a sunny outlook as she can see the good in others and help them catch that vision! She enjoys dancing, Yoga and walking her dogs (a Chinese Crested and a Chihuahua mix). With all her energy she cares for her husband, Jesse, and their combined 9 children and 22 grandchildren. Collette also enjoys time spent reading, knitting and road tripping.

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