Social Media and Private Pain

From the desk of Counselor Dawn Echols: “Social Media and Private Pain” Several weeks ago, a friend called me out of the blue. Even though we have some common interests and don’t live terribly far apart, our paths don’t often cross, so when this person’s number appeared in caller ID, I made a point to […]

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Communicating Constructively During Tragic Events

In this video interview, professional counselor Dawn Echols advises us about communicating effectively when tragic events surround us.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Powerfully to the point; this TED talk is timely during Domestic Violence Awareness month. Some of the comments in the feed are well worth additional reading. Be sure to listen to this brief TED talk: “I never once thought of myself as a battered wife. Instead, I was a very strong woman in love with […]

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Are You Accountable To Create Change in Your Life?

Are you interested in fitness and nutrition, as well as working in occupations that allow more control over your potential income and day-to-day choices at work? Dawning Phoenix LLC offers: Coaching Services Work-Life Balance Personal Growth Self Esteem Life Satisfaction Career/Job Performance We utilize lower fees through a reduced cost model by not accepting insurance, […]

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Counselors Improve Quality of Life!

Dawn M. Echols, M.S., LPC – Owner & Executive Director Dawning Phoenix, LLC – counseling, coaching & conflict resolution Voluntarily Clinically Qualified (NCMHCE/Exam), March 2014 Member – LPCA of Georgia, Board Member/Volunteer Member – North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, Georgia Society of Adlerian Psychology Formerly registered mediator, trained in mediation/conflict resolution Specialties include anxiety, aggression, domestic […]

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The Illusion of Safety

The Illusion of Safety – contributed by Leslie Dinkins-Perez, LCSW People LOVE their bubbles; the bubbles that make them FEEL safe, even if they aren’t ACTUALLY safe. This bubble is created by their belief system that usually includes thoughts such as, “My experience is the only one that’s real”, “If I don’t/do _______, then -insert […]

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Toxic Partners

Individuals experiencing toxic behavior(s) in a relationship, especially those in relationships with an (un)recognized abusive partner, can experience many of these destructive behaviors. This article (and the books referenced in the article) is not only a thorough introduction to recognizing toxic behaviors in all kinds of relationships, but it offers PRACTICAL responses: 20 Diversion Tactics […]

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Counselor Dawn Echols Resolves Communication Clashes

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Anxiety: How & Why?

  Anxiety seems to be a common malaise and presents frequently in counseling, and often in a variety of contexts, not just individual therapy & “generalized anxiety disorder“. Someone said to me recently: “Anxiety is culturally induced!” and that statement really resonates. Discussions in a therapy session can range from a) what to do about […]

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Controlling or Abusive Relationships

Controlling or Abusive Relationships

Attending a Victim’s Rights Ceremony in Hall County recently turned my thoughts to the dynamics of abusive relationships, as well as the tragedy of domestic homicide and the triumph of individuals who escape a hurtful intimate partner or parent. As a culture, we can be tempted to “explain away” bad behavior, when the necessary response […]

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