Shannon is a warm, positive and skilled counsellor with over 20 years of experience helping youth and adults shape their life stories through talk therapy, restorative dialogue, art, writing, play therapy, and creative counselling strategies. She specializes in supporting people overcoming trauma, coping with grief and loss, encountering stigma, exploring forgiveness, facing major change, or journeying through any of life's pivotal moments. She also supports writers to start and complete their memoirs and manuscripts.
Shannon holds an M.A. in Social Work from the University of East Anglia (UK), a B.Ed from the University of Toronto, a Counselling Specialist Certificate from Queens University and a B.A. in International Development from Trent University. She is registered with the Ontario College of Teachers (Counselling Specialist), the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), and is also a trained restorative justice facilitator. She speaks English and Spanish.
With compassion and understanding, Shannon meets you where you're at and helps you explore where you've come from and where you'd like to go. She offers in-person sessions in her West End Toronto studio, or via Skype/FaceTime for clients further away.