406 S First St., Suite 308
Mount Vernon, WA., 98273
Phone: (360) 424-0400
Fax: (360) 336-3270

Dawn M. Ideker, MA, LMHC

404 South First St., Suite 203
Mount Vernon, WA, 98273
Phone: (360) 770-5476
Fax: (360) 336-3270

Education

Dawn Ideker is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Degrees and Certificates earned: Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science, National University, San Diego, California, 1994. Master of Arts in Counseling, Eastern College, St. David’s, Pennsylvania, 1999. Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2000. One year of coursework, Philadelphia Psychotherapy Training Program, Philadelphia Psychoanalytical Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2001. Certificate earned from the Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, The Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute, Leawood, Kansas, 2005. Associate in Applied Science, Butler Community College, Andover, Kansas, 2007.

Work Background

Dawn spent 6 years working within the community mental health system in Philadelphia and Kansas. She spent a year working with dual diagnosed clients in an inpatient setting in Kansas. Dawn spent three and a half years working as a therapist in a correctional facility in Kansas. She also maintained a part time private practice in Kansas.

Practice Description

Dawn’s main interest is working with individual adults who have trauma histories, anger, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. Dawn has specialized training in trauma and conducts 33 week, psychoeducational groups focused on recovery from trauma. These groups are held once a week for one and a half hours. Women only and men only groups. The cost is $25 a week self-pay. Insurance is not accepted. Additional information about Dawn can be found on Psychology Today’s website for therapists in the Washington area.

Orientation

Dawn’s theoretical approach is primarily psychodynamic insight-oriented. Initially she meets the client where they are at (mentally, emotionally, spiritually) and a therapeutic relationship begins to develop. This involves increasing trust and confidence in Dawn’s ability to assist the client as needed. As the therapeutic relationship continues to develop the client decides how much more he or she will learn about themselves.

Populations Served

Individual Therapy with adults

Personal Information

Dawn and her husband recently moved to the Skagit Valley from Kansas. A few of Dawn’s hobbies include travelling, whitewater rafting, reading and knitting.

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