"It is the quality of our understanding ... that provides us with the right method at critical moments." -The Magic Years, Selma Fraiberg

Child-Parent Session (Ages 0 – 12) 

You are the most important person in your child’s life. You are the solution!

I have specialized training to work with infants, toddlers and children, ages 0 – 12 years of age, and their parents. Sessions are provided in person via in-office or home visits. I weave together my trainings, in the field of: play, trauma, attachment, infant and child development, child-parent psychotherapy, relational practice, emergent neuroscience, and somatic therapies to provide an integrative attachment/relational and somatic-based approach to my practice.

I am here to assist those who experience challenges with:

  • Mood/Postpartum Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Trauma, Abuse and Neglect
  • Bonding or Attachment
  • Feeding/Sleeping
  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Adoption
  • Grief and Loss              

‘Video Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline’ (VIPP-SD) aims at enhancing parental positive behaviour and sensitive discipline through providing personal video feedback. VIPP-SD intervention is strength-based. Sessions are implemented in the home of the family and are short-term (usually seven). I want to understand you, your child, and your relationship so together we can achieve the changes you are seeking. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiC-3uxwgDM)

‘Child-Parent Psychotherapy’ (CPP) a relational, trauma-informed and evidenced-based intervention for young  who have experience violence and other traumas. (https://childparentpsychotherapy.com/resources/roster).

Circle of Security Parenting™

 I am a Registered Circle of Security Parent Facilitator. Circle of Security Parenting™ is an 8-week program based on decades of research. The focus is to support and strengthen secure parent-child relationships by becoming more aware of a child’s need for a safe haven and a secure base for exploration.

Watch, Wait and Wonder: Infant-led Intervention

 I have completed Watch, Wait and Wonder: Infant-led Intervention developed by Elisabeth Muir, Mirek Lojkasek, and Nancy J. Cohen. Watch, Wait and Wonder is a dyadic infant/child-led approach to problems in infancy and early childhood.  The parent follows the infant/child’s lead in the play, then the parent and therapist engage in a reflective discussion of the parent observations and experience.

Child-Parent Psychotherapy

I am on the Child-Parent Psychotherapy Roster, which is maintained by the Child Trauma Research Program. Child-Parent Psychotherapy developed by Alicia Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn is an evidenced-based intervention designed to repair the behavioral and emotional problems of infants, toddlers and preschoolers whose most intimate relationships are disrupted by experiences of maltreatment, violence and trauma.


I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. 

Regular 60-minute session is $130.00. Sessions may be provided via secure video platform, phone or in-person office.

I am a registered vendor for the following insurers:

• First Nations Health Authority
• Green Shield of Canada
• SSQ Financial Group.

Contact Dawn

I am here to assist.

Book your free 20-minute phone consultation.

For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.

#212 - 2186 Oak Bay Avenue

Victoria, BC V8R 1G3


Sather Counselling & Consulting Inc. respectfully acknowledges that we live and work within the ancestral and unceded territory of the Lkwungen  People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. We offer gratitude to the traditional keepers of these lands, waters, and supernatural ones.

A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors