I believe that you deserve a joyful life. Through the study of the science of Positive Psychology, I’ve gathered a toolbox for attaining true and lasting contentment and peace.

I have 20 years experience coaching and counseling people in making lifestyle changes towards greater happiness, success and a fulfilling life. With a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Brown University, I’ve taught hundreds of people in a variety of fields.

As a graduate of the Kripalu Institute and the Institute of Wholebeing’s Certificate in Positive Psychology Program, I know the evidence-based tools and techniques to help you 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 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’ve helped many people deal with their addictions and go on to experience a life filled with more peace and fulfillment.

The skills and experience I have had over many years as a successful artist and business owner, counselor, and mentor make me uniquely qualified to help you in your wish to move forward in your life in a positive, meaningful, satisfying direction.


It’s my greatest honor & pleasure to help you to live more authentically, with more happiness.

Education & Credentials

  • Bucknell University, BA 1982 — Lewisburg, PA
  • Brown University, MA in Teaching 1981 — Providence, RI
Counseling & Coaching
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, State of New Jersey, 2013
  • Eighteen years Recovery Coaching
  • Intensive Outpatient Director, Guided Life Structures, Somerville, NJ
  • Dawn Hale Design (Owner, Jewelry Designer)
    • Clients: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bergdorf Goodman
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, State of New Jersey — Department of Marriage and Family Services
  • Certified in Positive Psychology, Kripalu and Wholebeing Institute
  • Certified Forgiveness Trainer
  • Certified Yoga of Recovery

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 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