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Lady-Dreama Gordon LISW-S, LICDC

Owner/ Therapist


Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, I was reared by a single father as my mother passed when I was just 3 years old, due to health complications. Childhood and adolescence were stricken with poverty, substance use, and the illegal activities of my father. Through all of his “demons,” he always made sure that I was taken care of. I was blessed to encounter a multitude of community programs, life mentors, and positive role models that have guided me into the helping profession. In the course of development and the formation of the woman that I am today, my father found recovery by addressing his trauma, and his grief of losing  my mother, and landed  himself on the same road as myself; helping others who are experiencing similar events to what we have.

We graduated within a year of each other with our Master’s Degrees in Social Work from the prestigious The Ohio State University. I began working with children, and my father with the adult dually diagnosed population.

It was the loss of my father that shed a light on the importance of grievers’ need to have a hand to hold, a glimmer of light in the darkest of days. This led me to focus my expertise on this underserved population. Just like I was afforded the people who have come into my life during times of trauma, grief, and substance abuse, I too want to be there for my fellow brothers and sisters who are plagued with this plight.

"Ohana- means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."

~Lilo & Stitch 

Treatment Modalities trained in:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Trauma Informed Care (Trained to train trainers)

Brief Solution Focused Therapy

Suicide Risk Assessment

Crisis Intervention

Motivational Interviewing

Grief Recovery

Licenses, Certifications, and Awards:

Licensed Independent Social Worker- Supervision Designee; State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board

# I.1600625-SUPV

Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor; Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

# LICDC.161670

Deaf Studies/American Sign Language Certification


Wittenberg University (Bachelor of Arts)

Columbus State Community College (Deaf Studies/American Sign Language Certification)

The Ohio State University (Master’s in Social Work)

Joshua S Jonassaint, LSW, MSW, CTRS


I am a Licensed Social Worker. I have earned my Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University and brings more than 6 years of clinical experience and expertise working with queer folks, adolescents, couples, and families. I specialize in the treatment of adolescents and young adults who are struggling to cope with anxiety, mood, trauma, sexual issues, and relationship issues. I also have experience in working with the queer community on an array of issues and concerns.

I’m a down-to-earth, holistic therapist who will “keep it real” while supporting your healing journey; and, strive to protect a safe place for you to be open with no judgement. I support a sex-positive and trauma-informed approach to therapy. I am trans affirming, gender affirming, kink and poly affirming.

I utilize Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy (BSFT) modalities to assist clients in gaining insight and new coping skills, as well as enhancing confidence and self-esteem. My approach is future-focused and goal-directed; and I love to work in collaboration with clients to solve the problems that bring them to therapy.

Shawn Johnson


Shawn Johnson was born in Columbus Ohio. Graduated from Licking Heights High School with a Business Education Degree in 1994. Mrs. Johnson worked in the Problem Resolution Department for the United States Federal Government for over 15 years, where Mrs. Johnson excelled in customer service. Mrs. Johnson was also the Assistant General Manager for a growing McDonald’s franchise where she acquired 2 Business Management degrees. Mrs. Johnson helped maintain the balance of a growing family of employees and customers. Her passion is for people, she feels that a smile and a listening ear along with encouraging words can make a great difference.