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Dawn Clark

Outpatient Mental Health Professional
LADC
Year Joined: 2021
Years of Experience: 6

Education

University of Minnesota - BS
University of Minnesota - MPS
Areas of Experience
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation

More About Dawn Clark

Clinical Interests:

Essentially, I am interested in working with adults to tackle any mental health issues they want to work on. Given this, my clinical interests are diverse. I have special interest in working with clients who are struggling with any combination of: depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, anger, stress, trauma, substance use issues, grief/loss, guilt/shame, or low self-esteem. I also appreciate working with clients who are experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder.

Clinical Approach:

Different people have their own needs and preferences, so I work together with each client to figure out what clinical strategies will work best for them. My overall approach is person-centered, meaning that I practice empathy, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard with all clients. I primarily draw clinical strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI). I am also familiar with strategies from solution focused therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and narrative therapy.

Hobbies:

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and my pets. I also like to travel, take walks in nature, read, play video games, and watch TV (science and history documentaries, sci-fi shows, K-Dramas, or fiction from other cultures).

Clinic Contact Info

Rochester South Clinic

401 16th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904

(507) 516-0030