Donald Ray Soeken, LCSW-C, Ph.D

2059_47523466838_998_n1A Ph.D. social worker who spent 27 years in the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Soeken is America’s best-known psychological counselor to whistleblowers…and has been profiled in the New York Times, Parade Magazine, on CBS 60 Minutes and in many other newspapers and magazine.

Dr. Soeken is a licensed, certified social worker and the president of the Whistleblower Support Fund, a nonprofit organization he founded to help whistleblowers. He holds a theology degree from Valparaiso University, an MSW from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland.


Dr. Soeken’s integrity and service to others have been recognized with the following awards:

  • the Jack Otis Whistleblower Award, October 1994, recognizing social workers who confront unethical practices at personal risk.
  • the Valparaiso University Alumni Achievement Award, 1993, for outstanding achievement in chosen career.
  • the National Association of Social Workers’ Lifetime Achievement Award, 1991, for work with persons of integrity.
  • the Psychiatric Institute Foundation’s ‘Mental Health Achievement Award for Legislation,’ 1985, in recognition of sustained efforts to improve the mental health of the residents of metropolitan Washington.