Meet Dawn Whetstine LCSW

Dawn Whetstine, LCSW

With 20 years’ experience working with youth and families, I am practiced at providing a sense of support and stability.  My primary specialties are women’s issues, children and adolescents/family and couples counseling. If you are experiencing Life Stress, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress and mood disorders of Depression or Bipolar, you can move to lasting stability. Whatever your concern, you need only ask the question, “How can I live fully and with meaning?”


With  interpersonal therapy, I listen and understand who you are and together we explore your challenges. By discussing goals, your progress can always be reviewed.  Anxiety, depression, trauma, major life changes can all become manageable and your life will be lived from what you care about. Since all challenges in our lives have conscious and unconscious roots, alternative interventions such as: mindfulness, meditation, relaxation, and Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy can easily be incorporated into our work. You choose what therapy approaches are comfortable to you and I will provide services tailored to you.


Today’s youth may seem overly caught up with friends, social media and the pop culture unique for their generation. Yet, if it seems your child has drifted too far and you need to know if they are safe. Perhaps, you are concerned for risks such as: anxiety, depression, poor school performance, substance use and early sexuality. It is appropriate to seek consultation and see if intervention is needed. I will work to empower your youth for self-reflection and increase communication with you. My goal is for your youth to  experience self-growth and for you, as caregiver to be the one who guides them to successful adulthood.


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received a Master of Arts at the University of Chicago. I also have a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL) and I completed my undergraduate study at Hanover College (Hanover, IN). Currently, I am receiving advanced  training from the Wellness Institute of Isaaquah, WA.

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