I’m Shauna Wallace (she/her), and I’m currently a candidate in the Master of Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. I have previously completed my Bachelor of Arts & Sciences at the University of Guelph with specializations in Family & Child Studies and Psychology: Brain & Cognition.
In the past, I’ve supported the mental and emotional needs of individuals from diverse demographics, including young adults within university programs, young women from childhood to adolescence, and individuals with physical and mental exceptionalities. I currently work to support older adults in retirement living, engaging all dimensions of their well-being, and am a seasoned group fitness instructor, particularly interested in the connection between body and mind for the treatment of mental health issues and the impact of exercise on mental well-being.
I am drawn to person-centered, cognitive behavioural, and solution-focused therapeutic approaches, and strive to help clients mobilize resources within themselves to develop and grow. I recognize the uniqueness of each client and customize my approach accordingly, and provide a safe and non-judgemental space in which clients can build their strengths on the foundation of a supportive therapeutic relationship. I see the counselling process as a collaborative journey to growth and discovery, and look forward to creating a space together that best meets your needs.