The Phoenix & flame Podcast

Pushing Through & Transforming, Even When You Feel Like a Pile of Ash

The Phoenix & flame Podcast

Pushing Through & Transforming, Even When You Feel Like a Pile of Ash

Create Healthy Boundaries with Your Host, Dana Skaggs

Phoenix and Flame is a podcast by Dana Skaggs, M.A. She is called the “Queen of Boundaries” as well as the “Sassy Psychotherapist.” Her podcast is about pushing through and transforming even when you feel like a pile of ash. If you feel alone in your struggle, check out the candid interviews with inspiring guests.

You’ll hear their authentic journey through struggle, what helped them, what hurt them, and how they finally rose from the ashes. Dana asks direct, thought-provoking questions infused with snarky humor and therapeutic commentary, designed so her listeners will take away useful and applicable rubber-meets-the-road coping strategies.

Behind the Mic

Dana Skaggs is called the Queen of Boundaries because of her extraordinary ability to help her clients create healthy boundaries, so they can experience more peace in their lives. She has been in private practice for over 15 years, specializing in anxiety and adjustment issues as well as trauma work.

Dana earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at East Tennessee State University in 1992. She is also licensed as a Senior Psychological Examiner with a Health Service Provider designation.

Out of graduate school, she worked in community mental health (Watauga Mental Health Services then Frontier Health Incorporated). She has served at Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital, Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital as manager of Psychological services, 7 area school systems, as well as conducting many other psychological assessments for the Assessment office of WMHS/FHI.

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Featured Appearances & Episodes

News Channel 11: (WJHL) Dana Skaggs tells us how she is reaching out to others through a popular podcast. 

Daytime Tricities:  (WJHL) Psychotherapist Dana Skaggs gives us some tips on how to enjoy the moments during the Christmas holiday.

Daytime Tricities: Psychotherapist Dana Skaggs hosts a podcast called “Phoenix & Flame”, and today she talked with us about her recent podcast dealing with boundaries and social media, and how we deal with and utilize social media.

Daytime Tricities: Psychotherapist Dana Skaggs tells us how to make manageable goals for the new year.


Daytime Tricities: (WJHL) Psychotherapist Dana Skaggs shares some advice for families during the holidays.

Daytime Tricities: (WJHL) Dana Skaggs M.A. talks about communicating with your child about the emotional toll caused by the pandemic

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