Kintsukuroi is a method of repairing broken ceramics which treats the breakage and repair as part of the history of an object instead of something to hide. Because the ceramic is rejoined with gold lacquer, the object is considered to be more beautiful for having been broken.
The mission of Kintsu Counselling Services is to support people in strengthening their quality of life through individual and group psychotherapy. Your therapy will have a personal mission which will be respected. It may grow or transform throughout the healing process.
At Kintsu Counselling Services, Dawn believes that each and every person has the capacity to thrive. In addition, she believes that imperfection is what makes us human. She recognizes that a warm and trusting relationship is essential to the change process. Dawn values diversity and acknowledges and celebrates the strengths and fragility of the human spirit. She is committed to providing services that respect the dignity and value of all people. Dawn values continuous personal and professional development.
Individual and group psychotherapy can be provided. Kintsu Counselling Services can help you heal, grow and flourish!
Focusing on your strengths, you can be supported with a variety of issues and concerns such as:
Dawn helps guide individuals to make healthy choices, to engage in healthy relationships, and to identify their own strengths. She provides an environment of compassion and creativity which helps guide exploration of personal issues. She believes that the client-therapist relationship is the most important tool for change.
Dawn believes that having the courage to allow oneself to be vulnerable by sharing their story, and being open to learn new ways of coping, can lead to a more balanced self with lasting change.
Dawn is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. She has provided counselling, crisis management, and community outreach for a variety of populations including those with mental health concerns and addiction/trauma issues. Dawn has experience supporting individuals who have experienced childhood and sexual abuse. In addition, she has experience working with first responders and has assisted them on their recovery journey. Dawn is a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). She is also a member of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association.