About Dawn

Dawn Lipthrott, couples counselor bioDawn Lipthrott, LCSW is a marriage and relationship counselor /coach, marriage educator, and a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working exclusively with couples and individuals for marriage and relationship counseling. Prior to private practice, Dawn, worked with individuals, families, and groups from a wide background.

Some therapists try to take any type of client for any type of problem -- a jack-of-all-trades approach. Some provide effective couples counseling. While Dawn had experience in a variety of settings early in her career, for over 20 years she has focused exclusively on marriage and relationship issues.

She has obtained extensive post graduate trainings in marriage and relationship issues and tools, and still continues to focus her continuing education in those areas. With her certification as an Advanced Clinician and Workshop Presenter through the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy (now Imago Relationships International), she brings special knowledge and skills to help people create, repair, nourish and empower conscious, intentional, relationships. She presents the Getting the Love You Want workshop in Orlando, Florida and was requested to present it at the Omega Institute conference center in New York. She is the founder and Director of The Relationship Learning Center in Winter Park, Florida (just outside the city of Orlando).

Dawn provides coaching, education, workshops, training, consultation, courses and counseling for marriages and all types of adult relationships. 95% of her practice is focused on couples. She feels honored to be trusted with something as sacred as a person's marriage, life partnership, or other important relationship. Sometimes she works with individuals who are not in a significant relationship with the goal of providing information and skills individuals they need to overcome ineffective relationship patterns or build a strong relationship in the future.

People have sought out Dawn's Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. with Dawnservices from all over Florida, across the country, Canada, and as far away as Hong Kong, Australia, Portugal and other countries. Considered by colleagues as a 'therapist's therapist', she sometimes helps other counselors with their own relationship issues. Dr. Harville Hendrix, creator of Imago Relationship Therapy, has expressed his appreciation of her "heart, thinking and depth of understanding."

Dawn believes that most troubled marriages or relationships have the potential to grow into strong connections where both people can work together to build the marriage or partnership they most want. Even the best relationships have conflict, and instead of creating a spiraling to the destruction of the relationship, conflict can open doors that help both people advance on their road to wholeness as passionate partners, and allies. Marriage, committed partnership and other important relationships offer an extraordinary opportunity to help each person realize his or her potential as an individual, as well as a partner, friend, or co-worker.

Our lives, groups, societies and the world as a whole are made up of relationship networks. Dawn believes that better marriages and partnerships can change the world.

When not working, Dawn enjoys photography, working on family history, reading, relaxing in nature and spending time with family and friends. She is the author of a variety of articles and provided written testimony to the United States House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee on physicians and healthcare.

To obtain more information or to make an appointment email her. (She can usually respond to e-mail more quickly, but is happy to talk to you by telephone as well. It can help to set a time through email to talk briefly by telephone) You may also want to look at the services of the Relationship Learning Ctr.

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