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Addictions Counselling Vancouver

Healing Steps Therapy is committed to helping you get back on track, heal your relationships and enjoy your life. Dawna Silver's counselling approach is positive and time sensitive so that you can move beyond the obstacles that have prevented you from fully living your life and achieving your goals. Dawna uses proven methods of treatment via the telephone, computer conferencing (Skype), or at a convenient Downtown Vancouver location at 236-470 Granville St. To serve your emotional and mental health needs, evening and weekend sessions are available.

Therapy Works! Some of the issues therapy can help with include:

  • Healing Depression
  • Addictions Counselling
  • Increasing Self esteem
  • Goal Achievement
  • Relationship Negotiation
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Issues
  • Anxiety Reduction
  • Family Strife
  • Harm Reduction
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Exploring Core Needs

Healing Steps Therapy offers confidential individual, couples, family and group therapy for clients at a convenient location on West Broadway to help you on your healing journey. Dawna's compassionate, gentle and honest approach helps you to see and understand the patterns in your life and relationships. You will have the opportunity to explore your emotions, thoughts, needs and beliefs in a safe space. Dawna's guidance will help to prepare you with tangible tools that empower and help clients maintain longterm personal wellbeing in a challenging world. At Healing Steps Therapy you will learn skills to help you make healthy decisions and maintain balance through life's trials and tribulations. Whether you are an individual, couple or family with a specific issue that you want to address or if you want to re-examine your life purpose, Dawna Silver M.A. is a skilled therapist who will help you heal from your difficulties through insight and practical tools to change how you experience your life. Dawna welcomes clients who self refer as well as clients from: The Victims Assistance Program and The Government of Canada Non-Insured Native Insurance & Indian Residential School Programs

"What will you do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver

Techniques used

  1. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy)
  2. Gottman Couples Therapy Method
  3. Hypnosis & Dreamwork
  4. Biofeedback & Mindfulness
  5. Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  6. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

What Happens Next?

Call today for a free 15 minute consultation:
778-885-1950 or email:

During the consultation we will discuss your goals for therapy and decide together if your needs and my services are a good therapeutic fit. Once we book your first session you  will receive a confidential intake form via email which you will fill out bring to your first session. Healing Steps is pleased to accept credit card payments via paypal, cash or cheque.

Dawna A.Silver MA, RCC

Dawna Silver

"Contentment requires a combination of adequate present day skills, belief in one's ability to make life meaningful and a willingness to make peace with the patterns and events of the past. My positive approach helps people identify problems and systematically move forward."

"A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors"


“In my opinion, Dawna was an excellent fit for me as a counsellor. She was able to get me to share feelings I did not think I would. She is extremely knowledgeable and good at what she does. I'm thankful to have met her and learned so much” (Male client, 40’s, 2013)

“I have worked with at least a dozen different counsellors and none of them enabled me to discover, work through and achieve what you enabled me to do. As a gay man, I also felt that you understood the issues surrounding my sexuality and sexual identity better than any counsellor I had worked with before, which empowered me to look at my life and connect some dots, thank you” (Male client, 40’s, 2013)

“My experience with you will always be treasured…people come into your life for lessons to learn…you let me discover my own beliefs and emotions on my own, with gentle guidance ” (Female client, 30’s, 2012)

“The EMDR was extremely helpful. It brought up old memories and events that occurred in my life that I either forgot or buried so deep I chose to forget... I found the experience extremely helpful and give the exercise nothing but praise.” (Individual therapy male client, 40’s, 2011)

“Wow!  a mix of spiritual soul work and modern psychology” (Group and individual therapy female client 30’s, 2009)

“Dawna, you have touched my life in a way that is indeed indescribable. Thank you so much.” (Group and individual therapy male client, 20’s, 2010)

“Thank you for all your help. People come in with sadness, shame and hopeless. You put them out with a smile, warm hearted and hope again in their lives.” (Group and individual therapy male client, 40’s, 2010)

“At first I felt that it would be awkward to have a female counsellor in our men’s group. That thought changed in about two minutes. I will miss our group sessions of nine men and one woman. The group of ten has now become single individuals again and move on in a new direction of life.” (Group and individual therapy male client, 50’s, 2010)

“Her deep caring and compassion is powerfully healing...her wisdom and intuition impressed me.” (Group and individual therapy male client, 50’s, 2010)