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Marilyn Gail Dahl

Marilyn Gail Dahl, American psychotherapist. Licensed professional counselor, Illinois. Named to Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1977.


  • Dahl, Marilyn Gail was born on December 6, 1946 in Louisville. Daughter of James Blair and Dorothy Emma (McDermott) Swartzwelder.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Kentucky, 1968. Master of Education in Clinical Counseling, The Citadel, 1987.


    • Instructor medical-surgical nursing School Nursing Kentucky Baptist Hospital, Louisville, 1973-1979. Child psychiatric nurse Norton's Children's Hospital, 1980-1981. Assistant professor, psychiatric nurse School Nursing, University Louisville, 1981-1982.

      Primary therapist/child psychiatric nurse Children's Treatment Service, Louisville, 1982-1983. Instructor psychiatric nursing School Nursing Bellarmine College, 1983-1984. Adult and geriatrics therapist Seven Counties Services, 1984.

      Psychiatric nurse Southern Pines Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina, 1985-1986. Review specialist South Carolina Peer Review Organization, 1986-1987. Psychotherapist Center for Change, 1987-1988.

      Private practice North Charleston, 1988-1994. Hospice nurse Condell Home Health Agency, Libertyville, Illinois, 1994-1995. Home health nurse Manpower Temporary Agency, Waukegan, 1996-1997.

      Staff nurse Hospice of Highland Park (Illinois) Hospital, 1996-1999. Private practice psychotherapy Goshen, Kentucky, since 1999. Home health nurse Manpower Temporary Agency, Waukegan, 1996-1997.

      Hospice nurse Hospice of Charleston, Inc., 1991-1992. Public health nurse Trident Home Halth Services, 1992. Mental health professional Charleston/Dorchester Mental Health Center, 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed professional counselor, Illinois.


    Volunteer Hospice of Louisville, Inc., 1978-1985, American Red Cross State and National Response Team, since 1996, Hospice and Palliative Care Louisville, Inc., since 1999. Member steering committee Highlands Adult Day Center, Louisville, 1984-1985. Board directors Ashley River Fire Department, Charleston, 1986-1990, chair, 1989-1990, member ladies auxiliary, 1985-1994.

    Member test rose panel Jackson & Perkins, 1989-1991. Member American Counseling Association, American Association for Mental Health Counselors.



    Cross stitching, raising roses, wildflower gardening, singing, making stained glass projects.


    • Married Charles Dalton Weaver, December 30, 1967 (divorced April 1969). Married Donald Allan Dahl, September 18, 1985 (divorced October 2005).
    • father: James Blair Swartzwelder
    • mother: Dorothy Emma (McDermott) Swartzwelder
    • spouses: Charles Dalton Weaver
    • Donald Allan Dahl
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    Born December 6, 1946
    (age 70)