Dawn VollinkDawn Vollink, LMSW

Licensed Master's Social Worker

“I've always been fascinated by people. Both the commonalities we share and the uniqueness of each individual make every day interesting for me. I see that often we struggle the most when we try to make ourselves be someone other than who we genuinely are or we keep things inside too much. I also know that one of the most healing aspects of therapy is the dynamic of the therapeutic relationship, so finding a therapist who is a good fit is essential.”

Special Interests

Women's issues including mid-life crisis, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender issues, Bipolarity, Spirituality, Holistic health, Psychodrama and action techniques, Depression, Anxiety, and Healing from a difficult past


• 25 years of experience working with adults individually, in relationships, and in groups
• Therapist, Child & Family Psychological Services, 1995-Present
• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Holistic Health Deparmtent, Western Michigan University, 2007
• Therapist in a Community Mental Health setting, 2000-2009
• Therapist, Private Practice, 1987-2000
• Therapist, Psychiatric Hospital, 1985-1987
• Public School Educator, 1972-1979


• M.A., Social Work, Western Michigan University, 1985
• B.A., English and Secondary Education, Hope College, 1972
• Institute of European Studies, Vienna Summer School, 1971