Sheila “Dawn” Hensley: MA, LPC

Sheila “Dawn” Hensley MA, LPC


Dawn is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Texas and has been in the DFW area since 2015. Dawn obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. With an emphasis in Marriage, Couple and Family therapy, Dawn started her work at a non profit in New Braunfels serving multiple counties with home/school based counseling services for children. In 2015, Dawn joined a group private practice to continue expanding her work and to be closer to family. Dawn enjoys working with multiple populations: children, teens, adults and couples. Dawn uses multiple approaches to care, choosing the proper methodology to meet the client where they are at in their healing process. Seeing each client as an individual who operates withing various systems helps explore the range of impact the Client has on their own lives. Helping to see the concerns facing each client as a symptom of something deeper and exploring early childhood experiences have influenced how they see themselves today. Working with a bigger goal focus to overcome obstacles that exist outside of maladaptive inner thought processes of the client, Dawn helps clients see their value. Situations do not have intrinsic meaning, people ascribe a meaning to a situation that can have lasting impacts on how the person views themselves in their lives. Dawn hopes through working together through those experiences, Clients will gain a new understanding of themselves and their experiences. She is continuing to growth and specialize is various forms of therapy to best serve her clients. Dawn’s approach includes: Narrative, Play Therapy, Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Adlerian and Sandtray.

Dawn specializes with working with Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental delays as well as: anxiety, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, complex trauma, adoption, spirituality concerns, couples’ issues including infertility, depression and grief/loss. Dawn is a Certified AutPlay Provider.

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an action noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now”- Fred Rogers

When Dawn is not in the office, she enjoys being active! As an Enneagram 2 wing 3 she enjoys getting together with family and friends to do things, up for mostly anything. She enjoys running, cooking, baking, and singing when no one is watching. She spends several hours a week at Church and leading small groups. Helping others professionally and personally brings her the greatest joy and is the ultimate form of service to God she could imagine.

SERVICES: Dawn treats clients age 3 and older.


Dawn accepts the following insurances:  AETNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, Cigna,

United Healthcare/Optum, Baylor, Scott and White