Dawn McKinney Botefuhr


About Me

I was raised a Christian. My faith is very important to me. It is what I turn to for strength and comfort. I turn to my God and Jesus Christ each day to help me to do the right thing and to provide me with answers.
As a counselor I hear of many sad and difficult situations and I pray for the wisdom and knowledge to know how to best be of service to my clients.
I have had my share of difficulties yet I always know that I can turn to Gods love for comfort and for inspiration.
My favorite part of the Bible is Corinthians 13 because for me it is a powerful example of Gods boundless love. I also turn to Psalm 91, Exodus 14:14, James 1:2.
I combine faith based counseling with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology . As well as other appropriate treatment modalities. I believe that incorporating therapeutic life skills counseling with faith based counseling is a very effective approach to healing trauma and life transitions.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #13748 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dawn McKinney Botefuhr. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written by V.I. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Dawn for 6 months

She’s a good listener. She gives me homework to put what I’m learning into practice. She understands that Jesus is the healer and she’s the vessel Almighty God sent me to help me navigate through my current struggles

Written by J.E. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Dawn for 1 month

So thankful for our last couple of sessions. I’m in the middle of some serious career doubts and she’s very helpful to remind me of my values and think logically through anxiety.

Work with me!