BA, MA Candidate, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Shanel firmly believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to overcome their unique challenges in their lives and shine. Shanel is compassionate, warm, non-judgmental, and accepting; and she provides a safe space that is just that! She ensures each and every person is safe to be open, authentic, and true to themselves throughout their therapeutic journey.
Shanel is passionate about helping individuals, children, youth, and families cultivate mental well-being. Whether you’re a concerned parent navigating your child or youth’s challenges in emotion regulation, anxiety, self-esteem, or depression, or a teenager experiencing these challenges, along with seeking to discover your identity during this transformative period, or a family having difficulty with relationship dynamics and parenting hurdles, Shanel is committed to offering empathetic support to move toward positive change.
Shanel holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Child and Youth Studies, showcasing her commitment to a well-rounded understanding of the field and passion for working with youth and families. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Shanel is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
While adopting a client-centered approach, Shanel prioritizes your unique perspectives, experiences, and autonomy, in a judgement-free space and provides unconditional acceptance and support. Shanel believes that by providing a warm and empathetic therapeutic relationship, she can help you towards your personal growth, self-discovery, and sense of worth. Shanel integrates techniques from other evidence-based approaches, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and compassion and mindfulness-based therapies.
Shanel offers in-person or virtual services located in Ottawa. Feel free to connect with Shanel for your initial consult!