Dominique has been working as a Social Worker since 2015 and graduated from Boston University, School of Social Work with her MSW in January 2021. Dominique is a New York State Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Pre-Licensed Psychotherapist in Vermont. Dominique works for both Compass Wellness out of Poughkeepsie, NY, Kate McCarthy Consulting out of VT and is the owner of Before the Sun Sets, LLC which provides educational workshops and case management services.
Dominique has experience in supporting individuals across their lifespan. Dominique has experience working working with children, college students and as a hospital social worker. As a hospital social worker, Dominique has supported many areas like, the Emergency Department, Oncology, Cardiology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, and the Birthing Center. Dominique also spent time working as a Discharge Planner and has experience supporting the hosptial Chaplain. In addition, Dominique has experience working as a Home Health and Hospice Social Worker and facilitating support groups and following family moving through the loss of their family members. Most recently, Dominique has worked as a private practice clinician focusing on perinatal mental health, couples, college students and healthcare professionals.
When supporting clients, Dominique aims to meet her clients where they are at in their journey and then help them create a plan to regain clarity and understanding about what is going on and ways to help them get to the other side. Dominique truly believes that her clients have an innate power to heal, if given the chance to be supported, validated, seen and heard. Dominique feels it is a great honor to be a part of her clients journeys and to build a therapeutic relationship built on the a foundation of trust and openess. Dominique is often described as being warm, down to earth, empathetic and flexible and is known to use humor, as appropriate, in therapy.
Addtionally, Dominique is Level 2 trained through the Gottman Institute, holds a Certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT), and is a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP). Dominique is also looking forward to sitting for her national exam to obtain her Perinatal Mental Health Certification in January 2023. Dominique has also been a speaker at both at the State and National level about the importance of care coordination, access to primary care and social determinants of health.
Dominique is also a Certified Spinning Instructor, a Certified Life Coach and is in process of obtaining her 200 hour yoga teacher training.
When Dominique is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her daughter and their dog, exploring the outdoors, watching the Buffalo Bills and the Montreal Canadiens, running, and reading.
Pre-Licensed, Non-Certified and Non-Certified Psychotherapists, Vermont, Under Supervision by Kathleen McCarthy, LICSW, VT #089.0112331
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), New York #112582-01, Under Supervision by Morgen Rappa, LCSW, NY #086299
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Postpartum Support International (PSI)
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
The International Association of Veterinary Social Work (IAVSW)
Bringing Baby Home Educator Training, Leader Training, In Progress, 2022
Integrative Sex and Couples Certification Training with Tammy Nelson: Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP) Course, In Progress 2022
PSI (Postpartum Support International) Perinatal Mental Health 2-Day Certificate Course, 2022
PSI (Postpartum Support International) Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Course, 2022 ( Will be sitting for National Exam in January 2023)
The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work, Leader Training, 2022
Clinical Foundations in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1 & Level 2, 2022
The Ultimate Grief Treatment Toolbox, Certification Course, 2022
3-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification Training, 2022
The Global Pandemic Through the Lens of Trauma, 2021
1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective & Happy Parenting, 2021
2-Day Intensive ACT Training: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, 2021
Raising an Emotional Intelligent Child with John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D., 2021
Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image, 2021
SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment) Training, 2020
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), 2019
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), 2019
Motivational Interviewing, 2019
Suicide Assessment & Intervention, 2019
Emotional Freedom Techniques and Tapping, 2019
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