substance abuse treatment hunterdon county new jersey

Do you need help with alcohol or substance abuse treatment, family counseling services, or life or career coaching in Hunterdon or Somerset County New Jersey?


My true happiness comes from inspiring the strengths in others. I believe that everyone deserves to be happy. Through the study of the science of Positive Psychology I have discovered a method to attain true and lasting happiness. Happiness can be learned and I have the tools to teach it. It is my greatest honor and pleasure to  help others to achieve a greater quality of life and more happiness.


I have 18 years experience coaching people in making lifestyle changes towards greater happiness, success and a fulfilling life. With a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Brown University I have taught hundreds of people in a variety of fields..

As a  graduate of Kripalu and the Institute of Well Being’s Certificate in Positive Psychology program, I know the tools and evidence based techniques to help others achieve a true sense of purpose, satisfaction and greater happiness. I find this the most successful method of coaching for the most positive results.

I had a very successful career as an artist both as a jewelry designer and manufacturer. I have created many pieces for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bergdorf Goodman, Red Envelope and my own line which sold both nationally and internationally.

Additionally, in my career as a Substance Abuse Counselor I have helped many people deal with their addictions whether it be to alcohol or other substances. I take a harms reduction approach and guide clients in setting their own goals for recovery. I support my client as we work together in reaching those goals.

The skills and experience I have had over many years as a successful artist and business owner, counselor and mentor makes me uniquely qualified to help those who wish to move forward with their lives in a positive, meaningful, life fulfilling direction.


~Bucknell University, Ba 1982
Lewisburg, PA

~Brown University, Masters in Teaching 1981
Providence, Rhode Islands




~Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, State of NJ
July (2013)

~Eighteen years Recovery Coaching




~Intensive Out-patient Director,
Guided Life Structures, Somerville, NJ

~Dawn Hale Design
Owner Jewelry Designer
Clients: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bergdorf Goodman, etc




~Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, State of NJ
Department of Marriage and Family Services

~Certified in Positive Psychology, Kripalu and Wholebeing Institute

~Certified Forgiveness Trainer

~Certified Yoga of Recovery




~Affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA)
at McLean Hospital, a Harvard affiliate

~Psychology Today

~Wholebeing Institute

~International Positive Psychology Association

~Recovery Coaches International