Psychotherapist in Mississauga and Toronto
Life can be difficult. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by our emotions. Sadness, depression, anxiety or anger can interfere with our enjoyment of life and keep us stuck. Our inability to tolerate these feelings can lead to addictive patterns or behaviours which threaten to take over our life. Sometimes we establish unhappy or unhealthy relationships which leave us feeling unsatisfied, powerless and unable to walk away from.
Psychotherapy can empower you to realize that change is possible and help you to expand the choices in your life.
My style is supportive, compassionate, honest and interactive. I will provide you with feedback about how you get in your own way and I will work with you to find a new path that fits for you. I believe awareness is key to growth and change. If we are aware of what we are doing then we have the opportunity to do something different.
Becoming a psychotherapist was a decision I made later in life. I spent many years as a court reporter in the civil litigation field listening to people in stressful situations. I realized I wanted to do more than just take down the evidence. I was a single mother and once my daughter was old enough, I went back to school and completed the 4 Year Training Program at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. This built upon my undergraduate studies at U of T in Psychology and Women's Studies. I started my private practice in June of 2005.
As a result of my previous career I have a special interest in working with lawyers and professionals. I understand the demands of the job and the difficulties that can emerge from a "show no weakness" environment. I also offer anger management sessions in cases where people have been charged with assault and the Crown has agreed to drop the charges if they attend psychotherapy sessions. Please visit the Anger Management tab on my website for more information.
I believe it is important to find a therapist that you feel comfortable working with. With this in mind, I offer a free 45 minute consultation session so you can get a sense of how I work. After that sessions are $90 per hour for individuals and $105 per hour for couples. Both fees include HST.
I have both evening and day-time appointments available.
I am a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists. www.oaccpp.ca. If you would like more information, please visit my website: www.dawnbinkowski.com
Contact information: email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone: 416-294-9472 or through this website.