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Individual

EMDR

Walk and Talk

Family

Couples

 

Registration now closed for:

Fall 2020    Groups

October - November, 2020

email:

contact@shaynadascounselling.com

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My Story

I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and over 15 years of experience in education and counselling working with adults, children, teens, and families to combat anxiety and help to reach potential in all areas of life. My practice offers individual and group sessions for managing anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, motivation and goal setting issues, emotional dysregulation, and parenting struggles. I use CBT, DBT, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness strategies to help to internalize the strategies you need to thrive.

My Memberships:

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (ACCT) – membership #2487

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) – membership #10001478

Psychology Association of Saskatchewan

Support That Makes a Difference

Are you looking for inspiration and clarity? I use an array of communication skills to provide counselling and coaching services that give you the tools that you need to find success. In addition to 1-on-1 counselling, I offer a variety of group sessions for all ages. I am also available for motivational sessions/talks for classrooms,  groups, and teams in need of strategies for performance-related anxiety. For more information or to schedule a talk, email contact@shaynadascounselling.com.

 

Individual Counselling:

When people experience severe life stressors or trauma, it often feels like their life is beginning to unravel. My passion is to provide an inclusive environment where I will support these individuals to find their strength, improve relationships, and develop an awareness of themselves as complete and whole. 

My specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal, academic and professional goals. I also offer career counselling.

 

Are you in need of strategies to achieve success at work or school? Would you like to tackle procrastination, social or general anxiety, or depression that is getting in the way of achieving? Are you having trouble in school due to anxiety, rather than lack of ability, experiencing a sudden drop in grades, having trouble sleeping due to worry, struggling with test anxiety in junior/high school or transition to university? 

 

Everyone has the potential to thrive. What stops us can be overcome.  

 

The first step is deciding that you want to make a change.

Individual Counselling:

Trauma:

When people experience severe life stressors or trauma, it often feels like their life is beginning to unravel. My passion is to provide an inclusive environment where I will support these individuals to find their strength, improve relationships, and develop an awareness of themselves as complete and whole. 

My specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal, academic and professional goals. I also offer career counselling.

 

Are you in need of strategies to achieve success at work or school? Would you like to tackle procrastination, social or general anxiety, or depression that is getting in the way of achieving? Are you having trouble in school due to anxiety, rather than lack of ability, experiencing a sudden drop in grades, having trouble sleeping due to worry, struggling with test anxiety in junior/high school or transition to university? 

 

Everyone has the potential to thrive. What stops us can be overcome.  

 

The first step is deciding that you want to make a change.

Family, Couples / Marriage Counselling

When there is disruption within the family, whether it be due to illness, loss, transition, divorce, or life stages, the dynamic of the family can change. This sometimes causes stress that interrupts the ebb and flow of normal development to the extent that outside interventions should be called on to return the family unit to harmony again. The outcome can actually be a more positive and healthy path of strength and unity, with everyone ready to face the next challenge that life has to bring.

Groups:

This small group course will help students in grades 9 - 12 learn study strategies, develop an awareness of the triggers that cause them stress related to exams and school, and learn individualized study skills and strategies for coping and preparing successfully.

 

Walk and Talk Therapy

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$120/session - 50 minute session

$180/session - 80 minute session (best for EMDR)

Mindfulness-based walk and talk therapy provides a unique opportunity to practice being in the moment while working through concerns. There are many therapeutic advantages to this type of therapy.

First, the rhythmic nature of walking provides a soothing, predictable, and comforting context from which to move into deeper work.

Second, the motor cortex becomes activated with the movement of your legs and arms – this stimulation provides a communication between your brain hemispheres, which acts on a neurological level to assist in the processing of trauma. 

Third, anxiety and stress activate the sympathetic nervous system – your fight and flight response.  Walking and movement help to decrease the sympathetic nervous system response, essentially decreasing stress on a physical level.

Grades 1-3   Tuesdays 4-5pm    

Winter 2021 dates TBA

please email to inquire and reserve a spot

8 week / 8-hour course

$275

This small group course will provide your child with fun strategies to help understand worry, tackle anxiety, build resilience, social awareness, and emotional control. Your child will learn practical tools to cope with COVID's 'new normal' and life's challenges. Parents will be invited to one session as well to learn strategies so that you may support your child and help them to reach their potential in all that they strive to achieve.

Sessions will be face-to-face in the CCFP office boardroom where safe, physical distancing can be maintained.

Couples / Marriage Counselling

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$120/session - 50 minute session

$180/session - 80 minute session (best for couples and EMDR)

Relationships require ongoing effort, communication and compromise. Stressors are inevitable, and may threaten the stability of a relationship. Most relationship problems are manageable if challenges are addressed, poor habits are identified, and the source of the conflict is confronted. I can help you to develop an awareness and understanding of each other's needs, better communication skills, enhanced intimacy, and a way to navigate the rough roads in your lives.

Parent Support/Family Counselling

Individual or Group sessions

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$120/session - 50 minute session

$180/session - 80 minute session (best for EMDR)

When there is disruption within the family, whether it be due to illness, loss, transition, divorce, or life stages, the dynamic of the family can change. This sometimes causes stress that interrupts the ebb and flow of normal development to the extent that outside interventions should be called on to return the family unit to harmony again. The outcome can actually be a more positive and healthy path of strength and unity, with everyone ready to face the next challenge that life has to bring.

 
 
 
 
 

Individual Counselling

(click for more info on scheduling and online booking)

$120/session - 50 minute session

$180/session - 80 minute session (best for EMDR)

When people experience severe life stressors or trauma, it often feels like their life is beginning to unravel. My passion is to provide an inclusive environment where I will support these individuals to find their strength, improve relationships, and develop an awareness of themselves as complete and whole. 

My specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal, academic and professional goals. I also offer career counselling.

 

Are you in need of strategies to achieve success at work or school? Would you like to tackle procrastination, social or general anxiety, or depression that is getting in the way of achieving? Are you having trouble in school due to anxiety, rather than lack of ability, experiencing a sudden drop in grades, having trouble sleeping due to worry, struggling with test anxiety in junior/high school or transition to university? 

 

Everyone has the potential to thrive. What stops us can be overcome.  

 

The first step is deciding that you want to make a change.

Grades 4-6    Thursdays 4-5 pm   

October 8 – December 3, 2020

(no session October 29, 2020)

8 week, 8-hour course

$275

This small group course will guide children in grades 4 to 6 with strategies to explore their thoughts and behaviours related to stressful experiences. These sessions will also guide the students towards emotional intelligence and provide skills to improve resilience, including COVID-19 coping strategies. Parents will be invited to one session, get regular updates, and learn these strategies to help their child to be more comfortable with challenge, discomfort and uncertainty.


Sessions will be face-to-face in the CCFP office boardroom where safe, physical distancing can be maintained.

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

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$120/session - 50 minute session

$180/session - 80 minute session (best for EMDR)

EMDR Therapy is a well-researched and empirically validated therapy that can accelerate healing from life’s many traumas. The World Health Organization lists EMDR as a first-line trauma therapy, and EMDR is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, Veterans Affairs and the International Society for Traumatic Stress (ISTSS) as an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress. The experience of EMDR allows your body-mind to naturally process traumatic memories/experiences, untangling strong emotion from the memory—and freeing your present from the past.

Shapiro (2001) suggests that EMDR facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to a healthy resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced. During EMDR the client attends to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external bilateral stimulation, e.g. lateral eye movements, hand-tapping, or audio stimulation (Shapiro, 1991)

Trauma-focused CBT and EMDR therapy are recommended for children, adolescents and adults with PTSD. “Like CBT with a trauma focus, EMDR therapy aims to reduce subjective distress and strengthen adaptive cognitions related to the traumatic event. Unlike CBT with a trauma focus, EMDR does not involve (a) detailed descriptions of the event, (b) direct challenging of beliefs, (c) extended exposure, or (d) homework.”

Waves on the Rocks

“You’re braver than you believe,

stronger than you seem,

and smarter than you think.”

Winnie the Pooh

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I respectfully acknowledge that the land on which I live, work, and play is Treaty 6 territory, the traditional territory of Cree Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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