Dawn Zivanovich

Registered Social Worker – Certified EMDR Therapist, MSW, RSW

Dawn Zivanovich

Contact Info

Dawn Associates
723 Rymal Road West, Historic House, Hamilton ON L9B 2W1

In person in the Hamilton area – Virtually across Ontario

Phone: 905-679-6749
Email: Info@dawnassociates.com
Website: Dawnassociates.com

Dawn Zivanovich, founder of DAWN Associates, is an experienced Registered Social Worker, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDR Therapist. She offers Consultation to EMDR Therapists and those working towards EMDR Certification.

As well, she consults with Social Workers and Psychotherapists regarding their clinical cases and in starting up and establishing their private business practices.

Her sensitivity and knowledge has been helpful to clients of all ages. Her dedication to continuing education and skill-building has enabled her to carry on with her own journey of personal and professional growth.

Dawn’s expertise ranges from working with individuals, couples and seniors with a wide variety of issues and challenges.

Counselling methods include CBT, elements of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Meditation and EMDR Therapy which incorporates somatic and psychodynamic treatment. Dawn’s services as a Registered Social Worker, and under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist, are covered by most insurance benefit plans.

Her private practice spans over 25 years of skills and experience and includes, for example, maintaining and providing Employee Assistance Programs. Dawn Associates has contracted with companies such as St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton over the years.

Dawn provides online and telephone counselling as well as in-person therapy in Hamilton.

Therapists by province / territory


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.