Dawn Whalls, BSW, MSW, RSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

About Me

Dawn is a co-owner of Southwest Counselling Services located in Point Edward, Ontario. Dawn specializes in EMDR therapy and services individuals, children and families impacted by symptoms associated with PTSD, complex and developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, intimate partner violence, addictions and disabilities. Additional therapeutic modalities include; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Brief-Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Relational-Cultural Therapy, Sand Tray therapy, as well as Somatic Based Theories. She is a member of OASW, OASWSSW and EMDRIA International. Dawn has received additional certification in RTEP - Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol, EMDR Child Specialist Intensive Training with Anna Gomez, Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children: EMDR and Family Therapy, EMDR Child: Complex Trauma and Dissociation and the Safe and Sound Protocol. Dawn provides EMDR consultation and clinical consultation to professional therapists upon request.

Education & Experience

Dawn Whalls is a certified EMDR therapist, EMDR Consultant-in-Training and a Registered Social Worker. Dawn has over twenty-five years of counselling experience working with children, youth, individuals and families. She has practiced in the areas of mental health, child welfare, domestic violence, addictions and supporting persons with disabilities.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Somatic Issues
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)


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