Hi, my name is Dawn Wake. Thank you for reading my profile. I have a clinical social work license in Kansas. I am an individual, family and marriage therapist with over 25 years of experience working as a mental health clinician. During my career, I have worked as a supervisor and clinician at the community mental health center and in a private practice for the last 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have a specialty working with abuse issues as well as working with children.
I have taught many educational classes involving therapy with children and families at both the university and in classes for certification for a clinician's licensing requirements. I have supervised many therapists in completing their therapy experience while completing their licensing requirements.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I will meet you where you are at in your journey towards betterment.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KS LSCSW LSCSW 2296
Dawn has been great at bringing me back to a somewhat normal level
Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, and anger management
Dawn is an excellent coach and guide when it comes to my anxiety and understanding of what I need as an individual. I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation.
Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Dawn is a compelling therapist. She is responsive and spot-on with her assessments. She certainly is supportive and coaches me right where I am. She adapts, gives clear insight and explanations. Glad to have her.
Written on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes