I completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in 2017, after having worked in the mental health field for several years. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in Ontario and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). Since becoming a psychotherapist in 2017, I have had the privilege of working first with a community agency and then in primary care. Both of these settings provided me the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and issues and gain valuable experience in the field. At the end of 2021, I made the difficult decision to leave primary care in order to start my private practice. This was inspired by my own desire for greater equilibrium in my life, hence the name of my practice!
I live in Fergus, Ontario and currently run my practice out of my home. My dog keeps me company in my office throughout the day. Now and then, the cat also comes to visit. You may see or hear one or both if we work together, although they are typically quiet. I have a variety of interests outside of work, including spending time with family and friends, walking, baking, reading, painting and doing puzzles.
I have a great love of learning and regularly attend trainings and read books on a variety of different therapeutic issues and approaches. I have received instruction in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Positive Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I draw from all of these when I work with my clients, finding what will work best for the individual to address the concerns that brought them to therapy.
The greatest contributor to positive change in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. Therefore, it is important to feel comfortable with your therapist. If you have any questions about my approach or about therapy in general, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can also book a free 15 minute phone or video consultation using the Book Now button on the Contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!
Dawn Graham, MA, RP