Dawn Cowling is a clinical resident in the final stages of her PhD at the University of Toronto. Here, she also completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology within the Applied Psychology and Human Development Department. Her research has focused on topics of bereavement and loss, occupational stress, and the human and animal bond. Dawn has extensive clinical training and experience in psychodiagnostic assessments and evidence based treatment across a wide range of psychological difficulties. Such psychological challenges include Anxiety Disorders (e.g. General Anxiety, Panic, or Agoraphobia), Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder, and Mood Disorders (e.g. depressive and bi-polar). This is in addition to Adjustment, Personality, Trauma and Stressor- Related Disorders. She also has experience with relationship counselling and stress management.
Dawn offers evidence based therapy in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as well as Dialectical Behaviour informed Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for adults, adolescents and children. She has also received training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). She conducts thorough diagnostic assessments for treatment planning and develops evidence based treatment plans within a collaborative therapeutic alliance for the unique needs of her clients.
Dawn has received training and worked with both individual and group modalities in a number of clinical settings including the North York General Hospital Adult Day Program, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Providence Care Mental Health Hospital, The Mount Sinai Family Health Team, and the OISE Psychology Clinic.