Dr. Dawn M. Porter’s Private Practice
Dr. Dawn M. Porter is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist who has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. Dr. Porter serves clients in Illinois.
Family Renewed Services
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Evaluations
- Medication Management and Counseling
- Family Workshops and Retreats
At this time, we are not accepting new patients.
Dr. Porter’s office does NOT accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO.
Existing PPO patients will continue to receive services.
10850 Lincoln Trail
Suite 16 #15,
Fairview Heights, IL
About Dawn M. Porter, M.D.
Dr. Porter is board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Stanford University and her Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College. She received her general psychiatry residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also completed her fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. While at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she was selected as co-chief resident of the General Psychiatry program. Dr. Porter has trained under innovators in the field and has a special interest in the effects of culture on the manifestation of disorders especially ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Porter has experience in private practice, community child guidance clinics, group homes, long-term State residential facilities, emergency psychiatry, Tele-psychiatry, court-ordered evaluations and issues impacting military families. She believes in a developmental approach to childhood mental health issues. During her initial assessments, she looks at the family dynamics, taking into account the family structure and psychosocial stressors that are impacting the child and the family, and draws from her own personal experiences, professional training and years of practice to develop an individual plan for your child and family. In order to accomplish this, Dr Porter will spend time gathering information from you and your child as well as other sources, with your consent. Dr. Porter believes in a biopsychosocial approach in treatment which in addition to the use of medication, when indicated, includes psychotherapy and social intervention strategies that will support your child and family’s success as you navigate the challenges you are facing. Dr. Porter will typically refer out to individual therapists for additional support; however, she will incorporate brief psychotherapy and crisis management within the session.
Dr. Porter specializes in the treatment of a wide spectrum of psychiatric illnesses including:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) and other disruptive behavior disorders, including Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorders, including High Functioning Autism and the characteristics formally known as Asperger’s Disorder
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
- Adolescent substance abuse issues
- Anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety, Panic, Social Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Mood Disorders including Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder/ manic-depression
- Psychotic Disorders
- Eating Disorders
To request an appointment call 618-920-3735 or fill out the online form.