407 E 2nd Ave Ste 250 Spokane WA 99202 | (509) 315-9776

Dawn Hylton

Dawn Hylton MSW, LSWAIC

Pronouns: She/Her

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical 

Population Specialty

  • Infants throughout the Lifespan

Treatment Specialty

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Infants and young children

Specialty Training

  • Child Parent Psychotherapy


About Dawn

She is licensed in the state of Washington as a  Licensed Social Worker Associate Indepdent Clinical. She earned a Masters of Social Work from Walden University and a Bachelor in Nursing from California Baptist University. Dawn is being supervised by Dr. Becky Rudd LMHC, LMFT.

Dawn uses a humanistic/Person-centered approach to therapy. She creates a safe and healthy therapeutic relationship with clients that emphasizes respect, dignity, and culturally sensitive approach. Dawn helps her clients understand their struggles, identify specific choices or actions that might be impacting their struggles to help them develop self-determination and be empowered to make the changes for healing, and recovery and the joy they deserve.

Dawn's areas of specialty are:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Chronic Pain & Illness
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

A Message from Dawn

Dawn is a social worker and mental health therapist and has received her social worker associate independent clinical license by way of her Master of Social Work from Walden University in August 2019, and BSN in Nursing from California Baptist University in December of 2011. Dawn has also completed advanced Clinical Training for Infant and Child Mental Health and Child Parent Psychotherapy at the Barnard Center of University of Washington.

Dawn is a veteran of the Army and Air Force with experience working on both social services and nursing. Her therapeutic approach involves psychotherapy for both adults and children with focus on behaviors, cognitive reframing and holistic well-being. Her experience includes working with families, children and adults who have mental health diagnoses, co-existing health conditions, hospitalization and or trauma.

The value I add to my client's lives include being respectful of their dignity and promoting their welfare by providing therapy that encompasses culturally sensitive knowledge and respect for the diversity that my clients bring into the therapeutic relationship.

Those who are motivated and open-minded and are willing to explore all possibilities that may or may not be impacting their lives to achieve self-determination for positive change, are always ideal for their own success. I possess special experience and training working with prenatal and infant/child population focusing on social emotional development and attachment relationships with providing support for both infant/child and caregiver.

I am the ideal therapist for the populations I serve because I bring to the table a wide range of experiences that are relatable to my populations as well as the evidence based research education to support the models of approaches I use with my clients.

By choosing me as your therapist, my clients will have access to a healthy and safe therapeutic relationship that we take time to develop as well as knowledge and strategies that I teach my clients to help them achieve the mental health wellbeing they seek in their journey of healing and recovery.

When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with friends outdoors. I love to camp, ride four wheelers, kayak and travel when the opportunity and time presents itself. I simply love to enjoy life as best as I can have the self-care I need to be able to continue to be fully present for the work I love to do, being a therapist.

Healing and recovery is a journey, not a race. Get started today.