Hello! My name is Shirley Watchorn (she/her), and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and completed a Master of Counselling Psychology Program at Yorkville University. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher, and hold a Master of Arts in Leadership from the University of Guelph with interest in individual wellness, healthcare administration and quality improvement.I am deeply honoured as a nonIndigenous person to provide mental health support to our Indigenous community. They have trusted me with leading group therapy for trauma survivors, I’ve played a role in special healing ceremonies, and have learned from Elders to use Medicine Wheel Teaching in therapy. With the permission of local Indigenous groups, I integrate the Medicine Wheel Teaching into therapy sessions with my nonindigenous clients as well.
Whether you are experiencing a life transition, grief, burnout, trauma, depression or anxiety, I can be there for you. Let me support you in being present for this chapter of your story, while you learn to consciously engage with your inner truth and wisdom.