Dawn Stacey, PhD, LMHC

Dawn Stacey


  • Licensed mental health counselor (LMHC)
  • Published author, college professor, and mental health consultant
  • Former family planning specialist, health educator, and pregnancy options counselor at Planned Parenthood


Dawn has over 15 years of counseling experience (both in person and online)—providing therapy on mental illness and sexual health issues, such as resolving guilt over birth control use to making informed reproductive choices. Dr. Stacey has helped individuals, couples, and families with mental health issues, relationship issues, sexual practices, family planning, and crisis management. She teaches college psychology courses. Dr. Stacey is hired as a consultant where she designs test questions, case studies, and preparation study guides intended to assist individuals studying for licensure-related tests in the fields of psychology, social work, and counseling.

As a former Planned Parenthood employee, Dr. Stacey had the opportunity to provide counseling on adoption, prenatal care, abortion, and sex education. She also assisted clients in finding the right fit between their needs and their contraceptive method. Dawn conducted pregnancy tests and provided unbiased and factual pregnancy options counseling. Dr. Stacey participates in radio, television, internet, and print media interviews, provides lectures on mental health issues and birth control, and has held several contraception consultant positions.


Dr. Stacey is a licensed mental health counselor and earned a PhD in psychology in 2016. At the University of Florida in Gainesville, Dawn completed her Specialist in Education and Master of Education in mental health counseling as well her Bachelor of Science in psychology. 

A Word From Dawn Stacey, PhD, LMHC

I believe that all individuals should have the right to manage their fertility and have access to accurate contraception information. I understand the personal issues surrounding birth control use. Being mentored through Planned Parenthood, I have had the amazing opportunity to experience people's real-life struggles and joys in the area of reproductive health. As a contraception advocate, I would love to see everyone make safe sex choices. I understand your concerns and am so fortunate to have real-life experience -- seeing, firsthand, how contraception and reproductive health decisions affect all of our lives.

I also love educating others about mental health issues. Unfortunately, there is a stigma surrounding mental health. It is essential that we break through this stigma and start having real conversations about mental illness. I have years of experience providing psychotherapy and teaching about psychology. We all have the right to be happy and should have access to mental health services.

Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any press or media requests. Due to the amount of emails that I receive, unfortunately, I am unable to answer personal questions or provide any type of medical advice.

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