Clinical Director

Dawn James, LCSW-C

Dawn James, LCSW-C is the Clinical Director of WIN. Ms. James has been in the field of Behavioral Health for over 30 years.  She has been a leader and at the Executive Management Level of programs for the past 23 years.  Ms. James holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  She is licensed by the Maryland Board of Social Work as an LCSW-C and is an approved supervisor.  Ms. James is also licensed by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist as a LCADC.  While Ms. James has a passion for addiction treatment, Ms. James also possesses expertise in the management of mental health and co-occurring disorder programs.  She has dedicated her life to supporting others in overcoming their challenges by utilizing evidenced based therapeutic methods while embracing spirituality.  Ms. James has previously been appointed to the Governor’s Co-0ccurring Disorders Task Force and Drug and Alcohol Council.  She has been with WIN Team’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program for over 5 years.  Ms. James would like to share two mottoes that she lives by and imparts upon those she helps:  “Do The Best You Can Until You Know Better.   Then When You Know Better, Do Better.” – Maya Angelou and “Plant Your Garden and Decorate Your Own Soul, Instead of Waiting For Someone To Bring You Flowers.”  -Jose Luis Borges