Dawn Gabriel, MA, LPC

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Dawn Gabriel, MA, LPC is the Founder & CEO of Authentic Connections Counseling Center and host of Soul Care for Therapists Podcast. She has over 18 years of diverse experience in the clinical mental health world. She no longer sees clients as she is focusing on the day to day managing the counseling center as well as working nationwide with other therapists to engage in soul care to prevent burnout and create sustainable private practices.

Dawn is passionate about coming alongside fellow therapists to grow or re-define your private practice by focusing on what is authentic and value centered to you. She will work with you to create a specific action plan to get you to where you want to be. Dawn addresses all the things surrounding growing a practice like:

  • Limiting beliefs, fears, and self-sabotage
  • Starting a private practice
  • Relocating a practice
  • Moving from insurance to private pay
  • Building and growing a private pay group practice
  • Transitioning to W2 Model from 1099’s/Independent Contractors
  • Team Culture
  • Integrating Faith and Spirituality while still being ethical
  • Maternity leave(s) planning
  • Marketing & Networking 
  • Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Compassion fatigue & Burnout
  • Soul Care & Spiritual Direction
  • EMDR from a positive psychology perspective
  • The Therapist Matrix


Schedule a pre-consultation call today to work with Dawn.

To find out more about her Soul Care Retreats for Therapists check out her Faith Fringes website.

Email: dawn@authenticconnectionscounseling.com 


For Community & Business Owners!

Dawn is highly involved in the Castle Rock Chamber as an Ambassador and is on the Board of Directors. She is available to come and speak to your team, clients, leadership, and retreats. If you don’t see a topic below that you want, please contact her and she can customize to your needs.


Speaking Topics:

Anger Management

Stress & Anxiety Management

Emotional Wellness

Goal Setting

Grief & Loss

Mom Guilt


Soul Care & Spiritual Direction

Self Care for the Therapist (and other helping professions)

Suicide Awareness

Trauma, PTSD, EMDR

Coping after Covid


Email at dawn@authenticconnectionscounseling.com