Dawn McKinney Botefuhr

LPC

About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (LPC-S) licensed in Texas. I have 31 years experience in the mental health care field, and over 26 years experienced as a LPC-Supervisor. I have the pleasure of assisting individuals with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorders - all types, traumas and Acute Stress, social anxieties and phobias, and panic attacks); communication struggles, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and Attention Deficit , Hyperactivity Disorder (all types).

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating all with respect, value, dignity and worth, and I steer away from stigmatizing labels and judgmental speech. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, and rational-emotive counseling and mindfulness meditation. I apply Christian and Biblical treatment in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) per request of the individual.

I tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I apply Mindfulness meditation techniques, art, and other expressive medians along with CBT and when guiding you to your personal treatment goals. I use a little bit of neuroscience in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, panic and worry (along with CBT), "to change to way the brain responds to the situation"

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 31

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 13748


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dawn McKinney Botefuhr. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dawn is caring and compassionate. She takes the time with you to open up and get to the root of your problems without undue pressure on your part. Our sessions are as if I'm talking to a friend rather than a therapist--and that's the best kind of therapy for me because I tend to open up more to someone very open and approachable. If someone is too clinical, I will keep my walls up.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dawn has helped me manage my stress and helped me do it without meds!

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dawn is amazing!! She creates a warm and safe place for us to chat. She has helped me so much in only 4 sessions. She has definitely helped me to better my life :)

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

I was a bit skeptical of talking through issues and concerns with someone that I didn’t know. Dawn broke down that wall for me. She is incredibly sweet, professional and understanding. She truly listens and challenges me to think about things in a different manner…a healthy manner. She doesn’t sugarcoat that tomorrow will be perfect, but to appreciate all that God has given us in this moment. I am thankful for her.

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

We have hd 2 sessions but lovethat she has started teaching me tools to feel less anxious and is so supportive and kind.

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dawn is amazing! I would recommend her 100 times over! She helped me gain my self confidence again. She helped me work through issues that I have struggled with for many years! And most importantly she helped me realize my relationship with God could be stronger! Thank you Dawn!!!

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I am very happy with Dawn. She is attentive and understanding but ask the questions to let me delve deeper into why. I like that quizzical point of view. She is honest but not overbearing.
Big thumbs up from me.

Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Dawn is the only therapist that has ever given me confidence in therapy. I will be seeing her again.

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dawn is the best therapist I have seen. She really understands my needs and issues. She does an exceptional job at explaining solutions to me and walking me through my feelings.

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s the best ever!

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

I adore her because she genuinely cares and that’s hard to find in this world!

Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I was referred to Dawn by my sister and I’m so grateful for her! She is such a compassionate, brilliant woman who truly has a desire to help her clients. She genuinely cares for her clients and wants to help them in any/every way possible. She is wonderful!!

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Loved the first session, didn't feel pressured and felt respected and validated

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Excellent therapist who listens and responds quickly .

Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Wonderful counselor! She is insightful and really helped me navigate some difficult life situations

Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is the only therapist I have actually felt listened to by! :)

Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dawn is good at what she does, and I’m pleased.

Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dawn has had a warm, kind, and caring approach to our sessions. She’s understanding and has helped me navigate through grief/ loss.

Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months

She’s absolutely amazing very thoughtful and considerate.

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Working with Dawn has been amazing. She is providing me with skills that I am now practicing to overcome ocd and anxiety. She is providing a nurturing support system that I never had and because of her, I am learning to gain confidence in myself and in life. She is extremely professional, kind, and easy to talk to. I'm very grateful for the work she does.

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Dawn tenderly and with great guidance and care oversaw my darkest life season. She checked in, she genuinely invested, she listened intently and gave amazing and practical advice that allowed me to work on myself in a way I never have before. I'm so beyond grateful for her.

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Dawn has a calm and positive presence. The materials she recommended helped me reflect on what I can do to improve the situation I was finding challenging which is a very empowering approach. I can't believe how much better I feel and how much better things are going at home in such a short time.

Written on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

I have only had a few sessions with Dawn, but so far, I am very pleased with the way things are going. I feel very comfortable talking to her, she hears me out and I like the assignment and questions that help keep me focused.

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

She is amazing, and so respectful. Her teachings help even after the first session. She listens and makes me feel like she truly wants to help.

Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Dawn was extremely helpful during a very difficult time in my life. She listened and gave me solid tools to use to navigate any future issues. Highly recommend. Thank you Dawn!

Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

So far I love Dawn! She’s really helping me through something right now that ended up being perfect timing that I started talking to her now.

Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I have received strong support and advice from Dawn. She listens and shows genuine concern for my well being!

Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dawn is amazing! Such a kind spirited soul. Very calming to talk to.

Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is a great listener very knowledgeable and sensitive to my needs and pain. She has already in 3 sessions given me practical tools to help me in different areas of life. Look forward to future sessions with her. Chad

Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I have only had one video session with Dawn, but I share my journal entries and she sends me messages, I appreciate that. I specifically chose Dawn based on her profile on I feel that we are a good match. She is experienced, intuitive and I believe she can help me.

Written on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Dawn has been an incredible counselor. We have just begun but so far she has been a great listener and has provided extremely effective tools to combat various problems/issues I have in my life.

Work with me!