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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  Divorce  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction  Domestic Violence  Play Therapy
 Adolescents  Eating Disorders  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Premarital Counselling
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Learning Disabilities  Relationships
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Children's Counselling  Marriage Counselling  Trauma and PTSD
 Chronic Illness  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Couples Therapy  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Work and Career Issues
 Depression
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.
Additional Location
41 Caithness St W,
Caledonia,  ON N3W 2J2
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