DIONNE DOWNER, MA (CP), RP (Qualifying), She/Her

STUDENT THERAPIST

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Dionne's Rates:
Individual Virtual Counselling: $80/session
Individual In-Person Counselling: $100/session


*As a Student Therapist Dionne offers significantly Reduced Rates*

Each session is 60min. Prices are exclusive of HST.

The decision to seek therapy can be a significant investment of time, money, and courage therefore I am committed to ensuring my work with clients is geared toward meeting their needs. My overarching goal as a therapist is to ensure clients feel safe in their encounter with me and I do this by taking a client centred approach of acceptance, empathy and authenticity.  As your therapist, you can expect this consistency in my approach regardless of your goals, circumstances, and resources. 

 

I am passionate about supporting adults, young adults, and youth/teens struggling with various mental health challenges with a focus on understanding each client’s personal experiences. I utilize my experience as a crisis helpline responder and my business background to support clients with their self-exploration, personal growth and development and being a life-long learner, I continually seek additional training and clinical supervision to ensure my practice remains appropriate and effective.

I support (but am not limited to) individuals facing the following areas of concern:

Managing Emotions/Emotional Regulation

Anxiety

Depression

Anger

Stress/burnout

Trauma

Issues related to cultural identity / spirituality 

Assertiveness & Confidence

Self-esteem

Life goals and direction

Relationship challenges

I utilize (but am not limited to) the following treatment approaches in working clients:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Solutions Focused Therapy (SBT)

Strength-based Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Insight-Oriented Talk Therapy

I can also engage in other treatment approaches according to the nature of your presenting problem(s) and client suitability (i.e., client personality, individual needs and preferences). I look forward to working with you and the privilege of being a part of your personal development.

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