Dashboard Inaccessible after Login

Hi folks - very new to this. I can launch my local website, pull up the login screen, and login in – but the Wordpress Dashboard does not come up. Just a place holder home page. It appears that I am logged in, as I have an option in the upper right to ‘logout’, but i can’t access the dashboard.

Thoughts?
Thanks in advance -

@TCT

Can you provide us with a screenshot?