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Dawn Brady

Dawn Brady has been on the MCC-Penn Valley Counseling staff since 2011 and has over 23 years of counseling experience. She chose to work in a college setting because she enjoys working with students who are in the process of making or "re-making" plans and goals for the future.

Dawn is experienced working with students on a variety of issues such as career exploration and development, college success strategies, organization and time management.

Dawn also works with students who have personal concerns that may interfere or impact their performance in school. Dawn assists prospective and current students in reaching their potential.

Dawn has served in a counseling capacity since 1997. She is a licensed professional counselor and her counseling approach is solution focused and rationally based, focusing on the interaction between thoughts, behavior and emotions and how it impacts the individual.

Dawn has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Missouri Western State University and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University.

Students report that Dawn makes them feel welcome, respected, valued and she is genuinely concerned about students.

In Dawn's spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling, spending time with family, friends and her dog and cat. Dawn reports that one of the best parts of the winter weather season (because cold weather is not it), is watching college basketball!