Minnie R. Dabney, DHA/LMSW/CDP/CCP
Minnie Dabney, Sierra Tucson’s primary therapist, has more than 25 years of clinical social work and case management experience throughout the United States.
Dr. Dabney received her master’s in social work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and her doctorate in health administration from the University of Phoenix, spending her residency in Washington, D.C. Her dissertation focused on the lack of services for the elderly.
She worked alongside Job Corps to open a school for at-risk youth and subsequently was clinical treatment director for a residential youth facility, as well as a therapist in the state prison system.
Dr. Dabney remains a supervisor for the national Supervised Visitation network. She has been frequently invited as a special guest on Chicago-based programming on mental health topics, was a contributing writer for Parents magazine, and has served as a mental health consultant for a London-based stage play.
She has extensive background in psychopathology, suicidology, crisis intervention, gerontology, and de–escalation/mediation, and she is completing her certification as a crisis intervention specialist. Most recently, Dr. Dabney was invited to participate in a panel for the 2021 Chicago Women’s Leadership Summit.
In her free time, she plays the piano at local events, owns a variety of fish, and shows off her Best-in-Show-winning Scottish terrier, Lucy, in AKC shows nationwide.