Dawna M. Niessen – bio

Dawna M. Niessen
Dawna M Niessen, BA, BSW, RSW - Warman, Saskatchewan

Warman, Saskatchewan – (she/her)


Welcome to The Counselling Corner!

My name is Dawna Niessen and I am a registered Social Worker.  To continue my education, I look forward to pursuing a master’s degree in 2023.  Regardless of my experience and education, I always consider the client to be the expert of their own struggle.  Over the past 24 years, I worked in many different capacities from government to non-profit; worked with families, couples, children, youth, adults, seniors/elderly, Indigenous peoples and newcomers to Canada.   I have extensive experience supporting individuals who have experienced trauma; crisis; post-traumatic stress disorder; mental health, various addictions; behavioral issues – ADHD, FASD, ASD; grief/loss; individuals diagnosed with neurological disorders; intellectual disorders, physical disabilities, and support for their caregivers.  Taking a holistic approach – mind, body, spiritual – my role is to listen; get you to feel better by teaching mindful strategies to support optimism, self-confidence, positive changes, and how to move forward.  I will provide a safe environment, free of judgement, encourage vulnerability and honesty; and will present all possibilities as you work towards your healing goals.  

The decision to seek counselling may cause some nervousness, which is normal – to help ease your mind you can expect from me to be a non-judgmental, friendly, approachable, engaged, focused, professional therapist who practices ethically, and with strict confidentiality.  If you feel ready to set and achieve goals to improve your overall quality of life, improve your relationship with self and others, then I would be more than happy to work with you.  

Areas of Experience/Expertise:

  • Behavioral strategies/tools for those with intellectual, neurological disabilities or injuries.
  • Personality Disorders, particularly Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorders.
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma related to sexual/physical/psychological abuse
  • Workplace stress
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) – children
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Seniors / Elderly
  • Grief/Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health Canada NIHB Approved Therapist
  • Wheelchair Accessible Office 

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306-380-2370 | thecounsellingcorner14@outlook.com