Dawn Binkowski, Registered Psychotherapist
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 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.
My style is supportive, compassionate, warm and honest. I will provide you with helpful 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 it is important to find a therapist that you feel comfortable working with. With this in mind, I offer a free 30 minute consultation session so you can get a sense of how I work and how we work together.
I have evening and day-time appointments available in my Toronto office at Spadina and Dupont and in my Mississauga office located in Port Credit.
Workshops and Media
I developed and ran “Expecting the Unexpected”, a workshop for first time pregnant parents and “The Functional Family Series,” a four part parenting workshop while working as a psychotherapist and parent counsellor at The Informed Parent, a pregnancy and parenting centre in Toronto. I co-led “The Trouble With Anger”, “Anticipa…ation”, an anxiety workshop, and “Art Therapy and Dreamwork” with senior faculty at The Gestalt Institute of Toronto. I have also appeared on “Doctor in the House” and “Save Us From Our House” as a parent counsellor and psychotherapist. To view an interview in the Metro News, please visithttp://www.metronews.ca/toronto/work/article/237880--how-does-that-make-you-feel.
Glow Magazine: http://glow.shoppersdrugmart.ca/articles/mad-women-heres-how-to-express-your-anger-and-still-be-liked
I am a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists and a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Psychotherapy and Counselling in Mississauga and Toronto.