About Dawne

Dawne Baird,  CMHC, CSW, GAL

Dawne Baird (head)With her educational background in psychology and counseling, Dawne has more than 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and children. Partnering with ACCS as a board-certified clinical counselor and trained life coach, she helps individuals and couples rescue their relationships. In addition to her work with divorce prevention and recovery, she also specializes in women’s issues and family dynamics.

As a mother of two, Dawne understands the challenges women face and helps them find balance as they juggle multiple roles. She empowers couples to prevent divorce and infidelity, but also helps people rebuild their lives when a relationship ends. Dawne also counsels various professionals; including athletes’, doctors’, and lawyers’ wives and families.

I show clients how to foster healthy intimacy and strengthen their connections for personal happiness and professional success. I am passionate about enabling people to experience the best relationships of their lives and producing lasting results.

Do you want to talk with Dawne or have questions for her, you can e-mail her on the contact page.

When I met Mike Brooks I was and am blessed. Mike is a very caring, compassionate, humorous man. Realizing he and I were on the same page with the same ideals and deep, heartfelt desire to help others, I am so glad to partner with Mike in Applicable Counseling and Coaching. Mike and I can promise youwe listenwe hearwe care when our clients open their hearts and pour out their fears, heartbreaks, despair and anger without judgement or condemnation. We together and individually have seen many people like you positively changed and moving forward with personal victory and resolve.

Some Thoughts from Dawne…

While in college, I was a member of an award winning choral group that was chosen out of many universities to perform at the 50th Anniversary of the D Day Allies’ Invasion of Normandy in France. Our choral group also performed to audiences in churches and other areas across Germany and England singing as a group and sharing and speaking one on one with people all along the way. I found as we spoke with and listened to our European friends that all of our various struggles, hardships, emotional pains and tears are universal. Fathers or mothers, whether in strained or broken marriages or now single, grieve their losses. They cry for their children and children cry for their parents. Sometimes our needs seem endless. Longing for love and wholeness is at the core of all us, whether an adult or child.

Raised by a ministering and counseling mother and father, I was molded with strong values, moral standards and integrity. These qualities are part of who I am enabling me to extend a deep compassion, care and understanding and hope to my clients regarding their backgrounds, conflicts and life needs. I believe our quality of life flows from the health and wealth of our relationships. My heart goes out to those who have unresolved pain and suffering. Many times these challenges you are facing seem overwhelming and have no end. They often have their origin in childhood and suddenly roar like threatening bandits in your adult lives when least or never expected resulting in strained, abusive marriages, parenting and general relationships. Does this sound familiar? These struggling individuals don’t want to be as they are but don’t know where or how it all started. Do you desperately wonder and search for those illusive answers? We talk together and gently peal the accumulated layers of life’s events to see how it happened. Together we pursue and complete the healthy processes to wholeness and a new direction is achieved.

With her supportive and compassionate style, Dawne helps her clients feel truly heard and understood while overcoming obstacles that keep them from thriving. Clients often say they finish sessions with Dawne more encouraged and equipped to succeed than when they walked in. She has helped many clients turn even the most difficult circumstances into sources of strength and joy.

In addition to her work as a counselor and coach, Dawne is a popular, engaging speaker and certified ColorCode International© facilitator who teaches relationship skills seminars, empowering people for optimal personal and professional success.

When she’s not working, Dawne enjoys time with her family, hiking, and outdoor adventures. On a sunny day, you may find her playing golf, gardening, or exploring Colorado’s backcountry. An avid sports fan, Dawne can often be heard rooting for her favorite teams and, when she finds time, satisfies her penchant for finer cuisine with her delicious creations in the kitchen. Dawne also serves in various advocacy organizations and on revitalization and leadership committees within the community.

Others Are Living Victories, So Can You!

“I wish Dawne was my mother when I grew up! She listens, is kind and she cares and makes me feel heard.” G.M.

“She always seems to know what I’m thinking before I say it or even when I don’t say it. Then when she tells me it
encourages me to say more!”  A.B.

“There’s no way I’m changing counselors. Dawne’s just too good!”  M.K.

“Dawne has been a great encouragement to me the years she has counseled me. I’m so thankful for her input and insight. She shows genuine concern. Her words of encouragement are such a comfort to me. She’s like God’s angel.”  L.R.

“Dawne is such a fine, considerate person. She is cut from a very small cloth.”  O.D.

“I am so thankful for Dawne coming into our lives and for all her help. I mean it from the bottom of my heart. Dawne seems to give me a different perspective and gives me something to try with action. She seems to always know what is going on. I am thankful for her support, help and how she understands me and listens. Things have seemed to change for the better. This change is huge. She is so awesome.” T.G.

“Dawne always seems to give me the perspective I need and helps me to see things in a new way that help my situation. I always feel better after I talk to her. I feel hope. Dawne structures things that allow me to get my feelings across in a productive way. And the things she says makes perfect sense. I am so thankful for her. She is helping us to get there one step at a time.” S.G.

“I am so thankful for our sessions. I am feeling hopeful that my spouse and I will communicate differently – more productively. I so appreciate the work that Dawne does and with us. Dawne really helps me to see my situation differently every time we talk. I greatly appreciate her extended time with me and I’m already acting on the things she advises. My spouse and I are doing much better.” S.G.

These are just a few of the victories  for those we have helped. Mike and I are ready and eager to help you begin your victory. Call for an appointment today, and lets’ get started! 


In addition, online/phone Counseling and Master Life Coaching is affordable, accessible, anonymous and available by appointment from the privacy of your own home. Avoid the travel and time it takes to get to our office. Since you never have to leave the comfort of your own home to meet with us, your anonymity and privacy is completely secured. We have many out-of-state clients. This is the most effective means for Counseling and Life Coaching for those of you who are out of the state of Colorado. 

For more information about our counseling and life coaching programs call Dawne Baird or Mike Brooks to schedule an appointment.

Contact: Dawne Baird
to schedule an appointment with her.
Phone: Office 303.325.5419 or cell 406.580.0857
e-mail: dawne@applicablecoaching.com
Web: www.applicablecoaching.com
All calls are confidential and your privacy is protected.

Contact: Mike Brooks
to schedule an appointment with him.
Phone:  Office 303.456.o555 or cell 303.880.9878
e-mail: mike@applicalcoaching.com
Web: www.applicablecoaching.com
All calls are confidential and your privacy is protected.

Please note:

Online/phone Counseling and Life Coaching is not appropriate for all kinds of problems. If you have suicidal thoughts, it’s important that you seek help immediately. You are not alone. If you are located in the US, call 1-800-784-2433 or 911 and ask for help.