ABOUT DAWN MARTIN

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy

I earned my Masters Degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu after working as an Internationally Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Hawai'i. Originally from Minnesota, I have lived in Hawai'i since 2003, growing my family, getting to know the people and culture through community service projects and sports.

 

I started Dawn Patrol Assessments in 2011 when I saw the need for positive growth and support in the community. I thrive on finding creative ways to connect with people. There is no better way to lift another human up than seeing clients thrive through what they see as impossible and begin to positively impact those around them. I look forward to supporting you through your challenges and new journey.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (#MHP-379), Board Certified National Certified Counselor (#332206), and certified in the following:

  • Certified Dialectic Behavior Therapist (#253387)

  • Internationally Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (#118958)

  • Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor (#208-11)

  • Internationally Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (#300-11)

  • Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator (#107-10)

  • Vocational Assessment Specialist (#CL1276)

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor (#5889)

Counseling Theory​

 

My theory of counseling is an integrative approach. There are various ways of implementing diverse theories and techniques in which people can benefit from. I focus on the delivery of therapy in creative ways. The basis of my counseling theory is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, dialectic behavior of mindfulness, and a family systems approach.

 

The art of effective counseling not only addresses the identified need of the person, but the co-existing issues related to family, relationships, employment, education, spirituality, physical health, and mental health. I believe the development of an effective counselor depends on the presence of attitudes, being in the here and now, reflecting openness to alternative approaches, appreciation of diversity, and most importantly the willingness to change.

Expertise

Mental Health Counseling

Substance Abuse Treatment

Family Solutions Therapy  

Criminal Justice Treatment

Suicide Prevention

Stress Management

Supervision

Staff/Agency Training

Telehealth Options