EPISODE 100: A Milestone Celebration – Freebies, Giveaways, and Breaking Free from the Therapist Matrix

In this enlightening episode of “Soul Care for Therapists,”  Dawn dives deep into the challenges and opportunities therapists face in their professional and personal lives. She introduces us to her groundbreaking tool, the “Therapist Matrix,” designed to help therapists navigate the complexities of their roles. If you’re a therapist looking to integrate faith and psychology while maintaining a profitable and sustainable business, this episode is a must-listen.

The Therapist Matrix: A Tool for Self-Assessment

Dawn Gabriel unveils the “Therapist Matrix,” an introspective tool she has spent two years perfecting. This assessment tool aims to help therapists evaluate various aspects of their lives, from client relationships to personal spirituality. “You rank yourself on a continuum. Like, do I feel connected or disconnected? Do I feel authentic or masked?” Dawn explains. The Therapist Matrix serves as a mirror, reflecting the areas where you excel and where you might need to focus your attention for a more balanced life.

Soul Care: Beyond Self-Care

The episode takes a transformative turn as Dawn discusses “Soul Care,” a holistic approach to well-being that goes beyond traditional self-care. “It’s the practice of caring for the whole person, mind, body, and spirit altogether,” she says. Soul Care is not just about taking a break; it’s about diving deep into your spiritual formation and finding a renewed sense of purpose and meaning in your work and life.

Spirituality and Business: An Integrated Approach

Dawn emphasizes the importance of integrating spirituality into your business practices. She shares her own journey of incorporating faith into her consulting work, stating, “I think our business and our faith go hand in hand.” For therapists who are also business owners, this integrated approach can be a game-changer, providing a unique edge in a competitive market.

Journaling Prompts

Soul Care and Spirituality: “What does it bring up in you when you hear the word soul care? Or even when you hear the word spirituality? Notice how your body reacts.  How do your emotions respond? Do you lean in? Do you cringe? Are you weary and you just long for it?”

Connection with Nature: “Where do you feel the most peace and connection with yourself and God? It could be like on a trail. It could be in the mountains. Maybe you connect near a lake, a river, waterfalls, or the beach. Where are you feeling the most connected to your soul and to your spirituality?”

Support Network: “Who do you call when you need to talk? Is it a therapist? Is it multiple people? Where do you find support and encouragement? Who really gets you? Who makes you feel strong?”

Action Steps

  • Download the Therapist Matrix: Use this tool to assess various aspects of your life and identify areas for improvement.
  • Journaling Prompts: Take some time to journal your thoughts on Soul Care and spirituality. Notice how your body and emotions respond.
  • Connect with Nature: Identify a natural setting where you feel most at peace and make it a point to spend time there regularly.


In this episode, Dawn Gabriel provides invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities therapists face, both professionally and personally. From the innovative “Therapist Matrix” to the holistic approach of “Soul Care,” Dawn offers a roadmap for therapists seeking to integrate faith and psychology into their practice. The episode is packed with actionable steps that can help you achieve a balanced life and a thriving business. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to rejuvenate your soul and elevate your practice.

Links and Resources

  • Sacred Space Community Groups – with Dawn
  • Soul Care Retreats: Exclusively for therapists who want to recharge in a deep and fulfilling way. You will engage in your own spiritual journey, find some release from the work you do, as well as connect with other therapists all while enjoying the beauty of Colorado at a secluded and peaceful retreat center. Limited to 6-8 therapists.

Podcast Production and Show Notes by Course Creation Studio