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Dawn C. Kroencke

Ph.D.

  • Naperville

dkroencke@samaracarecounseling.org

630-357-2456 ext. 24

Specialty Areas:
  • aging/caregiving
  • anxiety/panic
  • couples/relationships/marriage
  • depression
  • grief
  • life transitions
  • medical concerns/coping
  • psychological assessment and testing
  • spirituality/existential
For:
  • adult
  • couples
  • family
  • senior

Dawn has extensive experience in behavioral medicine settings with teams of various specialties. She coaches her clients to use cognitive behavioral strategies with a blend of techniques to meet their individual needs and addresses all physical, emotional and spiritual goals. During the first visit, Dawn likes to hear her client’s story. Once she has learned her client’s story, she helps them identify changes they might like to see in their life. Then as a team, goals and a direction that best suits the client is developed.

Teaching graduate level psychology students and mentoring several over the years is also part of Dawn’s skills. She served as the Clinical Director for a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team (CISM) in Minnesota and is passionate about helping individuals and organizations through crisis in their lives.

Dawn is a licensed clinical psychologist and holds her doctorate from the University of Kansas. She also completed a Medical Psychology Residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. She has been an active member of the American Psychological Association since 1997 and is also credentialed through the National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Dawn has written several publications on coping with stress involved in chronic illness. She is specifically dedicated to further research in the area of Multiple Sclerosis as both a professional and personal endeavor. Dawn is proud to have developed a team that annually raises money to support the National MS Illinois chapter, which is in the top 43 fundraisers in the entire state of Illinois.

When Dawn is not in the office she enjoys traveling to a variety of destinations (both national and international) with her husband, Mark. She also relishes spending time with her two dogs, Hurley and Stella. You will generally find her every Friday morning taking Hurley, a certified Therapy Dog International, to visit “his peeps” at a local assisted living care center near their home.

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Email:
dkroencke@samaracarecounseling.org

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