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Ashti Dawson, MSW, CADC, LSW

My approach is to focus on what brings YOU into therapy and walk with you in your personal journey of healing.
Whether you are struggling with your mental health, grief & loss, military/veteran issues, substance abuse problems, depression and/or anxiety, let's work together to get you to a better place mentally and emotionally!
One main obstacle to seeking mental health treatment is the stigma surrounding “going to therapy.” With that, you are often left feeling alone or more alone than before. My goal is to assist you in understanding and managing your mental health and successfully working on your goals.

MSW - Master's in Social Work

CADC - Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor

LSW - Licensed Social Worker

The Invisible String (missing our loved ones who are far away)

​​Katharine (Kathy) Martin, MA, NCC, LCPC

I worked at the local community mental health center for 10yrs while completing my Master's Degree in Human Development Counseling from University of Illinois - Springfield, in 2000.  I offered therapy services and completed crisis intakes for youth and adults in the Emergency Room and inpatient adult or adolescent Psychiatric Units. I worked with traumatized youth and their families at the Child Advocacy Center.  I earned my professional counseling license in 2002 and began working with a private doctor's group until they retired in Dec. 2015. In January 2016, I opened this private practice office part-time while also working full-time as a Police Officer/First Responder from 2005-2019. Then, during Co-Vid, I began counseling full-time.

I have recently become an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant in Training for EMDR (May, 2023).

I am certified EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapist (July, 2021) EMDRIA

I completed EMDR 5-day training (Oct 2019).

I am certified TF-CBT: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Health Therapist (Nov 2019). TF-CBT 

My trauma work has been with youth, adults, families, and First Responders.

MA - Master of Arts degree

NCC - Nationally Certified Counselor, through the National Board of Certified Counselors

LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor through State of Illinois