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Adults, Teens17+

Daytime

 

Tues, Wed, Thurs

9am-3pm

shannon@makingspacetherapy.ca

Shannon D'souza

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

M.A. Counselling Psychology, B.Sc. Psychology
Complex Trauma Professional

I am a Registered Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, boundaries, work issues, personal growth, career, cultural identity, life transitions and dramatic life shifts due to accidents, injuries and death. I offer compassion, flexibility and humour (when it's appropriate) in our work together.

 

You may doubting yourself, feeling hopeless, guilty or struggling with your thoughts or feelings. Or perhaps you are struggling to just be in your body in the present. You may have been thinking about taking this step for a long time, or you may have just realized you have something you want to process. Wherever you are in your journey, let's begin there.

 

I use a wholistic, culturally sensitive and client-centred approach. What does this mean? It means that I can get creative and combine a variety of styles, and it also means that I am paying attention to what resonates with you and the ways you process the work we are doing together. When we work together we will be looking at the whole picture!

 

I completed my graduate studies at Yorkville University, and my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. I have since continued to pursue trainings in trauma.

 

In addition to my training I bring my own experiences with family and community. I have a deep appreciation and understanding for how complicated relationships of all kinds can be, and how this can make you question yourself, your role in your community, as well as your role in the broader social world. 

 

What is your unique story? Let's connect.
 

Subjects:

Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Trauma, Emotional Abuse, Grief, Major Life Transitions, Major Illnesses, Injuries, Stress, Coping Skills, Self-Identity,Self-Esteem, Boundary-Setting, Cultural Identity Conflict

Types of Therapy:

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Client-Centred, Existential, CBT, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy

My Pronouns:

she/her

Beyond my Work:

To offset all the sitting I do in the stereotypical "therapist's chair", I love going to the gym, hiking and baking. Outside of therapy, I love to be creative through art, music and craft. I spend most of my time loving my dog named Timbit.

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