About Us

A Counseling, Coaching, & Conflict Resolution Practice

The Staff at Dawning Phoenix, LLC is committed to providing quality care to clients with problems of living, as well as, a wide variety of disorders such as anxiety, depression, conflict, aggression or anger, and a wide variety of conflict situations, including divorce or adolescent academic issues. We specialize in relationships, including families, couples, marriage counseling, premarital counseling, and nontraditional partnerships (cohabitating couples, co-parenting, and same-sex partnerships). Our services are driven by client need, not managed care or court programs; therefore we do not process insurance nor report to 3rd parties regarding clients services or treatment, unless clinically indicated. Confidentiality is an important part of counseling and conflict, we include it in our coaching services as well.

Individual, partners/couples, and group therapy is available at Dawning Phoenix.

We utilize lower fees through a reduced cost model by not accepting insurance, checks, or credit cards.

Associate counselors and sliding scale fees are offered at lower-than-average rates.

Coaching is available in person and online, with an additional small convenience fee for online coaching services. We strive to offer lower rates and reduce expenses,, with savings passed to clients in the form of lower rates. Fees mirror approximate or average co-pays, thus meaning clients can afford counseling without needing insurance or without using their existing insurance; therefore no insurance is accepted at Dawning Phoenix.

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Counseling Rates
  • $60 per adult (50 minute) session
  • $75 per adolescent session, includes brief parental consults
  • $85 -$100 per standard couple session (60-90 minutes)
  • Therapeutic Groups: $25-$50 per person, per group session
  • Brief Solution Oriented Therapy for Conflict Resolution: $150 per hour
  • Mediation: $250 per hour, Initial 3 hour minimum, billed per hour after initial meeting


Dawn M. Echols, M.S., LPC

Dawn M. Echols is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia, with an additional clinical qualification obtained by voluntary examination (NCMHCE) in 2014. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Counseling & Psychology from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. Dawn holds an Associate’s degree in marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in music. Her professional background spans success in multiple industries, including sales, finance, and music. This experience honed her people skills and led her in the direction of psychology. Her counseling work includes private practice specialties, Employee Assistance Program work, addiction, and court-ordered treatment for offenders in domestic violence. As owner and executive director of Dawning Phoenix, LLC, she enjoys counseling individuals, couples, and groups for a variety of disorders. Her therapeutic approach includes exploring goal directed behavior and social interest while developing insight through mindfulness. Dawn is a trained mediator, specializing in divorce mediation and other forms of conflict resolution. She has worked as a certified FVIP (Family Violence Intervention Provider) facilitator and as an instructor in Prime for Life, the state-approved program for DUI schools. Dawn enjoys teaching psychology as a part-time professor. She speaks, trains, and writes on a variety of topics related to mental health, including intimate partner abuse and divorce.

Specialties: Dawn has conducted original research in domestic violence and writes, speaks, and trains on a variety of topics in mental health, including abusive dynamics in relationships. She has served in advocacy work for victims of domestic violence through volunteer work and public speaking. Her practice specialties include treatment of couples in marriage or partner counseling, generalized anxiety disorder, stress management, building healthy relationships, and navigating life transitions. She has been a Certified Family Violence Intervention Provider (facilitator) in the state of Georgia (2009-2011), a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (2012-2015), and a certified DUI Instructor in the state of Georgia (2010-2012).


Brooke Williams, Intern


Brooke Williams is a graduate intern, counseling adolescents and young adults aged 12-25, as well as premarital couples, under supervision at Dawning Phoenix. She is pursuing her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Counseling and Psychology at Brenau University, with an expected graduation date of May 2016. Brooke earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from University of North Georgia. She has a background in assisting group therapy with parents and children experiencing difficulties with behavioral, emotional, and attention problems. Brooke’s emerging specialties at Dawning Phoenix are family therapy, where she works from a systems perspective, adolescent motivation and success, and premarital counseling for couples.  She plans to add child play therapy to her applied skills. Her passions are horseback riding, volunteering in hippotherapy, horsemanship, and music. Brooke’s personal goal in therapy is to help others in self-discovery and personal growth.

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