Dawn McKinney Botefuhr

LPC

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (LPCS) licensed in Texas. I have 30 years experience in the mental health care field, and I have over 25 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 mediation. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I apply Mindfulness mediation 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:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Control Issues , 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: 26

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #13748 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


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 by J.O. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Excellent therapist who listens and responds quickly .

Written by F.R. 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 by A.M. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Wonderful and warm therapist that understands you!

Written by L.I. 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 by B.E. 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 by R.A. 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 by P.R. on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 months

She’s absolutely amazing very thoughtful and considerate.

Written by S.A. 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 by B.R. 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 by E.L. 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 by C.I. 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 by A.S. 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 by J.E. 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 by A.S. 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 by C.A. 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 by I.N. 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 by C.H. 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 by E.L. 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 by Z.A. 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!