Meet Our Therapists

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

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Languages : English

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.

*I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

*I provide sessions in English

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.

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