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Counselor / Therapist

Dawn Zivanovich, MSW, RSW

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Solutions Through Understanding
Individual, Couple and Family Counselling
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I can help you resolve issues and problems, obstacles and challenges such as stress, anxiety and depression so you can create a healthier, more rewarding life.

We offer:

* Counseling and psychotherapy
* Coaching for personal and professional issues
* CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
* EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
* Online counseling is available now!

One of our strengths is our ability to respond quickly to individuals, couples and families in crisis.
Practice Areas
 Counselling / Therapy  Addiction / Substance Abuse  Adolescents
 Anger Management  Anxiety and Panic  Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Bicultural Difficulties  Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Children's Counselling  Chronic Illness
 Couples Therapy  Depression  Divorce
 Domestic Violence  Eating Disorders  Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Grief and Loss  Learning Disabilities  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions  Loneliness  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counselling  Men's Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Phone / Skype Therapy  Play Therapy  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counselling  Problem Gambling  Relationships
 Self Esteem Issues  Seniors and Elder Care Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management  Trauma and PTSD  Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
 Registered Social Worker
Bio
I am committed to helping people resolve issues so they can create healthier, more rewarding lives.

I am a Registered Social Worker and a Certified EMDR Therapist practicing counselling and psychotherapy in Hamilton, and under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist who is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

I offer individual adult, teen and couple therapy for emotional and psychological challenges such as present day and past trauma, loss, grief, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationship issues including separation and divorce. My counselling expertise includes treatment for problems such as alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, workplace stress and workplace relationships. Couples counselling components include communication and intimacy issues, stress, infidelity, and sexual problems.

My specialty is trauma counselling including critical incidents and working with victims of crime. I have consulted with numerous managers and supervisors, and facilitated many critical incident stress debriefings within hospitals and industries.

My extensive experience with trauma includes psychosocial assessments and psychotherapy treatments with patients who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents. My provides psychotherapy to patients suffering from symptoms related to depression, anxiety, panic disorders, sleep disturbances, mild head injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. I am skilled in consulting with other treating health professionals and community resources including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and family doctors.

I have post-graduate training includes EMDR, TIR, and TFT, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Sex Therapy, Art Therapy, Brief Therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Managing Conflict in the Workplace, Pain Management, Buddhist Perspectives in Clinical Practice, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder including Disassociation, Addictions and Eating Disorders, Marital Therapy, Wellness and EAP Programs.

My services can be provided with clients whose first language is Serbo-Croatian.
Education/Training
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Master of Social Work


P R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T

Workshops and Seminars:
• EMDR, TIR, and TFT
• EMDR Certificate Workshops, PART 1 & PART 2
• Art of EMDR Workshop
• Imaginal Nurturing: Developing a Secure Self
• Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Certificate in Sex Therapy Training
• Art Therapy Training
• Critical Incident Stress Training
• Brief Therapies
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Assessment and Treatment of Children
• Managing Conflict in the Workplace
• Pain Management
• Buddhist Perspectives in Clinical Practice
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder including Disassociation
• Addictions and Eating Disorders
• Marital Therapy
• Wellness and EAP Programs
Memberships
EMDRIA
EMDR Canada
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Board Member, Ontario Association of Social Workers Hamilton and district Branch, 2011
Other Languages
Serbian, Croatian
Payments Accepted
Cash, Cheque, Insurance, Credit Cards, PayPal
Hours:Flexible
License:#422767, Ontario
Location
C/O Performance Physiotherapy
50 Dundurn St. S.
HamiltonCanada L8P 4K3
Additional Location
41 Caithness St W,
Caledonia,  Canada N3W 2J2
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