Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Grief and Loss - General
- Parenting Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Adolescent Therapy
- Animal Assisted Therapy
- Child Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Emotionally Focused Therapy - Individuals
- Family Systems
- Narrative Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.dawnholtcounselling.com
With 15 years of experience, education and expertise in the mental health field, I have helped my clients access their own strengths, gain insight and build skills to improve their lives. I help people Feel Better, Do Better and Live Better©.
Working with adults, teens, seniors and children has given me a wealth of experience in counselling across all ages and I enjoy working with the unique perspectives and challenges each of these life stages represent. Depression, Anxiety, Disability Adjustment, Parental Anxiety/Depression, Trauma, Grief, Coping and Stress are just a few of the issues I have helped clients overcome, process or come to terms with.
Like many therapists, I am client-centred. This means that listening, understanding and having no judgement is crucial to building a positive relationship with my clients. I am trained in and work with: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, Narrative, Solution Focused, Art, Play and Animal Assisted Therapy. My Pacific Assistance Dog (PADS), Mac is a provincially registered Therapy Dog who has been my working partner for 12 years. Please see the articles written about my work with Mac on my website.
As an experienced Facilitator, I am skilled at customizing training for groups in the areas of mental health, boundary setting, social skills, peer counselling and crisis intervention. As a consultant, I bring a unique blend of training and experience to groups concerned with Threat Assessment, Behavioural Intervention and Critical Incident Management.
I have an MA from SFU in Psychology, am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #11257) and a Certified Trauma Services Specialist (CTSS).
Client fee individuals:$120.00 per 50 minute session
Client fee couples/families:$140.00 per 50 minute session