Autumn Dolan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MT3448). She is a native Floridian and has been helping others in the South Florida community since childhood. Autumn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Hofstra University in New York. After pursuing a career in the dance world, Autumn found herself wanting more fulfillment and how to continue joining with others. She then earned her Masters degree with Honors from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Marriage and Family Therapy. Bringing her creativity and “outside the box” approach, Autumn began to blend her fundamental skills developed from dance with connecting with others. During her time at NSU, Autumn received opportunities to work with various populations in the mental health field. She first began working with at-risk adolescents in the Broward County School system (PROMISE program). She also studied Equine therapy (Stable Place) which introduced her to a more experiential therapeutic approach. Autumn finished her externship by working with LGBTQ+ individuals at Sunserve Social Services in Ft. Lauderdale. During her time at Sunserve, Autumn worked with clients who experienced mental health, chemical dependency and gender identity issues.
Immediately after graduating from NSU, Autumn accepted a position working in the substance abuse field. She has served as a Primary Therapist at the detoxification, residential, inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care. Autumn also fulfilled the position as the Substance Abuse Coordinator working with court-mandated parents. There, she was responsible for restructuring the entire outpatient program which created more structure and accountability for individuals involved. Autumn worked with a caseload of more than 40 clients and their case managers to achieve goals to become reunified with their children. During her time working in treatment facilities, Autumn also became interested in the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction as another way for clients to cope with their stressors. Most recently, Autumn worked at a detoxification and residential treatment facility. As a psychotherapist, she provided education to the clients and their families about addiction, relapse prevention, implementing healthy boundaries, importance of healthy self-esteem and taught new ways to use adaptive coping skills.
These experiences have taught Autumn the importance of empathy and patience. She utilizes a strength-based and solution-oriented approach. Clients in recovery have often said how they appreciate Autumn’s assertive yet warm approach as many have felt judged and stigmatized. It is her passion to see clients learn to grow and self soothe so that they can become their own “therapist.” Autumn believes every client has a unique story and has the ability to “re-author” their own narrative. She creates an individual treatment plan and explores what works, what does not work and what has the potential to be different.
Contact Autumn Dolan
Please call (954) 300-1369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.