NOTE: There was a problem with my email replies to messages that were sent through my contact form not being sent out. The form has been fixed as of 6-12-18, but if you used it to contact me before that and did not hear back from me, I am working on redoing replies but feel free to resend or give me a call. Sorry for the delay and inconvenience! ~ Dawn

Dawn Stremel

Dawn Stremel

  • Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy
  • Washington State Approved Supervisor

Thank you for visiting my website! Hopefully you find the information posted here helpful. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Washington, and treat Individuals (adults and teens), Couples, and Families.

I have a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education, and treat the following mental health issues:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Post-divorce recovery
  • LGBT issues
  • Adult trauma & abuse recovery
  • School performance issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Work and career stress
  • Chronic medical challenges
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Parenting issues
  • Launching young adults
  • Family of Origin issues
  • Family Conflict

As a trained family systems therapist, I utilize a strong blend of structural and strategic family systems approaches, favoring Contextual and Experiential models of therapy, as well as the Emotional Focused Therapy model of Sue Johnson. I have also received extensive training in IFS (Internal Family Systems), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

I would like to welcome graduate school clinical intern, Melissa Kinzner, to my practice!

Melissa, who is completing her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from North Central University,  is retired Air Force and brings a wealth of counseling and career experience to her graduate school internship. Melissa will be available for services through February 2019, and most services will be pro bono.

Find out more about Melissa here. If you are interested in working with Melissa, please contact Dawn Stremel.