Areas of practice
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Family Issues
- Personal Growth
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Emotionally Focused Therapy - Individuals
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Narrative Therapy
- Online / Virtual
- Process Work
- Spiritual Counselling
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.dawnasilver.com
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are like many people who seek therapy, you are struggling. Maybe you are in a time of crisis in your life. Something has happened out of the blue that has shaken you to your core. Or perhaps issues have been simmering for a long time and you are tired of being held back in life. No one escapes the challenges of life. Times of struggle are painful and confidence shaking parts of life. Reaching out for help is a wise decision. It speaks to your willingness to look at and learn from the difficult passage you are experiencing. These are the times in life where growth is possible.
Challenges come in many forms: life transitions, recovery from trauma, depression, addiction, anxiety, mental illness, grief and relationship problems can challenge our resources to effectively cope and enjoy life. We can feel lost and doubt our ability to overcome. Our emotions provide powerful information about whether or not we are living our lives in accordance with our needs and longings. Emotions are a road map that can tell us if we are being true to ourselves...or not.
Life is too short to remain stuck in unsatisfying ways of being. Our experiences can lead to healing, transformation, insight and growth. I call this Soul Work and it is my specialty. Soul Work Therapy is a crucial investment in growth that leads to a richer, and more authentic life experience.
For 15 years I have helped people navigate the challenges of life. I am compassionate, honest and encouraging. We will work together to help you understand yourself holistically. We will harness the positive change power of therapeutic techniques, a cooperative therapeutic alliance, and creative means to guide your growth into authenticity. Some of the methods I have learned to help people include:
Earth Focused Psychology: Our despair can often be attributed to our separation from nature. Re-establishing a bond with nature and the non-human world has been scientifically proven to help.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a premier treatment for Trauma. This therapy effectively assists clients experiencing: addictions, traumas, anxiety, panic disorders, and depression among others. EMDR rapidly unlocks unprocessed memories and feelings, allowing the mind and body’s natural healing processes to resolve blocked material.
Emotion Focused Therapy posits that the difficulties you are experiencing have roots in emotions. We follow the emotions in an experiential way to help you alter old emotion patterns and create new, healthier ways of being and feeling.
Gottman Couples Therapy Method has over 30 years of research behind it. This positive approach is based on raising awareness of each individuals needs, learning to communicate with curiosity and increasing appreciation for each other.
Call for a free 20-minute telephone or video consultation. This is offered to help you decide if I am the right therapist to help you create or regain solid ground as you move forward on your journey.
My practice is mainly online as of July 2020. I am available in Gibsons BC on Monday and Tuesday afternoons and evenings for in-person meetings as well as for online services. On Saturdays, I am available for in-person sessions in Vancouver.
Client fee individuals:$125 per hour (includes GST)
Client fee couples/families:$145 per hour (includes GST)