Hello!  My name is Katie Scheer Dawson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Stenzel Clinical Services.  I believe that the therapeutic relationship is healing, and that anyone can benefit from talking to someone about their struggles.  I would be honored to walk alongside you as you progress through your journey.

Through my training and work experience, I have been able to work with individuals with a variety of backgrounds, challenges, and experiences. My goal is to work with each individual to empower them to live a life that is authentic to their values and beliefs, which is essential to creating balance, joy, and peace in their life. I bring humor, compassion, and support to the therapy room to promote the use of boundaries, the implementation of self-care, emotional awareness, and personal growth.  I work collaboratively with clients by drawing on their experiences, opinions, beliefs, and desires to work with each individual to generate the change they are seeking. 

My interest and passion for healing from shame, engaging in vulnerability, and living life in accordance with one’s values led me to be trained as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDFW).  The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential curriculum based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown that focuses on providing individuals with the tools to live a more authentic, wholehearted, and courageous life.  I use the work of the The Daring Way™ in sessions with individual clients as well as in groups and workshops.

I hold an MA in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Bethel University in 2017, MA in Teaching from Marian University in 2015, and BA in Psychology from Butler University in 2013.

Reaching out to begin counseling is an incredibly courageous step, and I strive to create a safe environment to grow and change for every individual with whom I work.  It would be an absolute privilege and pleasure to work with and hold space for you!