Dashonda HaygoodLicensed Master Social Worker

Clinically Supervised

Accepting New ClientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
SaturdayNot Available
SundayNot Available

Under Clinical Supervision

Dashonda Haygood, Licensed Master Social Worker, SW135606 is practicing under the supervision of Stephany Thompson (Pennsylvania, LCSW, CW022321) at Resilience Lab.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

When I was a teenager, I met a school counselor who helped students figure out the obstacles to their academic success. Seeing the impact of her work inspired me to choose a career where I could also support people socially, emotionally, and mentally. In my hope, clients will realize that therapy is an important part of wellness, especially those who come from communities where seeking help is uncommon. My goal is to help them realize how powerful they are and how much impact they can have on their own healing.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Working with me is like talking to a friend. As a friend would, I want to protect your interests and uplift and encourage you when you’re struggling. But more than that, I want to ask the difficult questions that promote your healing. I will help you set goals and move toward them until you feel confident in defining your own path.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

I am detail-oriented: Whenever I interact with people, I remember the smallest details about them, which helps them know that I really see and hear them. I am considerate: When I speak, I am mindful of how my words may affect others. I am dependable: Because of my efforts to be organized and to communicate well, my family and friends consider me to be one of the most reliable individuals they know.

Specialties

Race & Cultural Identity

Academic challenges

Aging related concerns

Suicidal ideation

Women's issues

General Expertise

Careers

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Chronic illness

Chronic pain

Communication issues

In-Network Insurance

Golden Rule Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Humana

Oxford Health Plans

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

UnitedHealthcare Student Resources

Fees

First Session$150
Individual Therapy$150

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Expressive Arts Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Narrative Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Education

Masters, University of Pennsylvania

Work History

I have experience working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I started my professional career conducting play therapy sessions in a Developmental Psychology lab, where I supported parents and conducted weekly sessions with children ages 1-5 years of age. I then began providing individual and group therapy, specifically for African Americans who experienced interpersonal violence and suicidality. I co-facilitated weekly groups where the topic was suicidal ideation and/or domestic violence. I’m now a member of Resilience Lab, where I have access to the resources and support I need to provide the best possible care for my clients. Resilience Lab is a collaborative group of clinicians dedicated to increasing access to quality mental health care.

Location

Philadelphia, 19125, PA