Ms. Dawn Zivanovich

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Brief personal statement

Congratulations! You are ready to think about therapy, counseling or treatment for your problem. This is a big first step. The next big one is picking the appropriate counselor for you.

You should have a look at different therapists' websites, their credentials and their philosophies. Then call a few to speak with them and get any questions answered. Once you have found someone that you think you can relate to, then book an appointment.

This is a time for your counselor to get to know you and for you to find out anything else that you need to know. The counselor/therapist should be open and able to explain the type of work they do. As well, they should be able to get a pretty good idea of you and your concerns/issues within an hour (approximately).

I welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally, and to answer any questions you may have about me, my practice or therapy in general.

Practice Approach

My general approach is collaborative, meaning that I work with you to work through whatever traumatic events are affecting your life.  I utilize EMDR and other treatments such as relaxation and grounding techniques to help you to process distressing memories and attain your present goals.

We can work on all kinds of personal and even professional goals such as performance issues, and interpersonal relationships.  As I have worked in many different settings including hospitals, children's centres and in private businesses, I am able to deal with a wide variety of issues. My work includes Motor Vehicle Accident assessments and treatments, counseling through separation and divorce, loss and grief, addictions, PTSD, and mental health issues.

I have dealt with all ages from as young as 4 years old to clients who are in their 70's, again for a variety of issues.

My specialties include training in Sex Therapy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, EFT, and I am a Certified EMDR Therapist.

I am a member of the OASW, the CASW, and EMDR Canada.





Ontario College of Social Worker and Social ServiceWorkers


  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Federal Government
  • First Nations
  • Gay & Lesbian Issues
  • Grief trauma loss
  • HR organizational
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Mental Health
  • Military Trauma

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT
  • Couples & Family Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing/Management
  • Expressive and Art Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital & Family Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sex Therapy Training
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
  • EMDR Specialty Training

Age Group You Provide Services for

  • Birth to 10
  • 10 to 18
  • 18 to 60
  • 60 and older

Offering Services

  • In my office
  • At your home or location
  • E-Counseling/Online Counseling
  • Phone Counseling


    University of Toronto
    Social Work
    B.A., M.S.W.

Insurance and Billing Instructions

    Accept Insurance

Insurance and Billing

    I do not bill insurance companies. I ask you to pay the fee at the time of the service and I will give you a form you may use to submit your claim to the insurance company so they may reimburse you.