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Therapist in Lisle, Illinois,
Dawn Sands, LSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in Lisle, Illinois, Dawn Sands, LSW

Dawn Sands, LSW

Dawn Sands is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois with two years of experience. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Social Work from Aurora University. Dawn believes in creating a supportive and caring environment for clients to help them to feel safe in discussing their experiences without judgement. Her approach is to use a person-centered focus to help clients feel empowered to identify their goals for therapy. Dawn’s passion is for her clients to recognize and value their own self-worth. She uses a combination of modalities such as CBT, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed interventions to support each client’s needs. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys exercising, watching sports, and being with friends and family.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS Academic Blue Student Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Choice Options
  • BCBS Blue Choice Preferred
  • BCBS Professional Blue
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health
  • Consociate Health
  • Duly (DMG) BCBS HMO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthLink / Unicare
  • HFN Network Solutions/ZELIS
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • MultiPlan-PHCS
  • Optum
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN
  • United
  • United Behavioral Health


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



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