Hello and Welcome to the USF Counseling Center!
My name is Molly Dawkins and I am currently in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Master’s Program here at USF. I am very excited to be a part of the Counseling Center as a Graduate Student Clinician this semester!
I am even more excited to work with you to assist you in achieving your personal, academic, and other goals! I know how challenging and overwhelming college can be – multiple life transitions, figuring out your career path, discovering more about yourself, etc. It is wonderful that you are seeking counseling to help you navigate these years at USF. I am looking forward to helping you identify your strengths, develop and enhance your coping skills, and begin your journey to become the best version of yourself.
I am from St. Petersburg and lived there until I moved to Orlando complete my undergrad at UCF. At UCF, I earned a degree in Biomedical Sciences and planned to go to medical school before discovering my great passion for the mental health field. Throughout my life, I have been lucky enough to travel to many different countries, which further grew my interest in learning about various cultures and identities. While working with students, I utilize a person-centered approach, recognizing the uniqueness of each person, empowering each person to access their strengths, and trying my best to understand each person’s diverse worldview. Through this counseling approach, I hope to build a strong relationship with students and walk alongside them on their path to achieving their goals. Depending on your needs, I also incorporate various interventions from different theoretical orientations, including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral approaches. I would love to with you during your time at USF!
Clinical Interests: My clinical interests include working with those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress and time management, adjustment concerns, boundary issues, mindfulness issues, and spiritual concerns. I also enjoy working with students who are on the pre-health professions track, part of the Honors college, and active in or transitioning away from athletics/sports.