Dawn A. O’Meally, LCSW-C, P.A., has been practicing since 1988 and has worked as a mental health clinician in a variety of settings including Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Frederick Memorial Hospital and Carroll Hospital Center doing ED psych evaluations. Since 1996, Dawn has offered her services in private practice as well. Dawn received training in 2005 from the Psychiatric Evaluation of bariatric patients, and since that time she has conducted mental health evaluations for Dr. Averbach and other bariatric surgeons at the Saint Agnes Center for Bariatrics.
Dawn assists with facilitating the Saint Agnes Bariatric Support Group meetings, because she has a special passion for working with Bariatric patients both before and post-surgery. She enjoys interacting with patients, and facilitates several psycho-educational and therapy groups in her private practice. Along with Nancy Lum, Dawn is co-founder of STRIVE Motivational Group Therapy, established in 2012, which focuses on nutrition, lifestyle and behavior modification to get to the root cause of eating habits.