Jennifer Dawson

PA-C (Certified Physician Assistant)

Certified Physician Assistant

Areas of Specialization

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Insomnia
  • PTSD
  • Mood Disorders

Certifications + Training

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Jennifer is a Physician Assistant certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Jennifer has served patients in Iowa, Minnesota, and Texas. She has been part of the Austin Mental Health community since 2016. 

Jennifer has expertise in diagnosing and treating Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADD/ADHD, Insomnia, PTSD, Mood Disorders and other psychiatric illnesses. She provides medication management and supportive psychotherapy using a holistic, evidence-based approach.  

She understands how there are often medical factors that can contribute to mood symptoms and, if indicated, recommends additional testing to ensure that there are no other underlying concerns that need to be addressed in order to get maximum improvement.

Jennifer also values collaborating with a patient’s therapist and other medical providers for a more comprehensive and holistic conceptualization. 

She graduated with honors and received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center in 2006. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, trying new restaurants and volunteering at Austin Pets Alive.

*LGBTQIA Advocate 

Supervising Physician: Dr. Azeza Uddin, MD