Shannon D’souza, BSc
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Intern
Psychotherapist and author, Lori Gottlieb, highlights that most things worth doing are difficult.
I believe this includes the entire process of going to therapy, start to finish; from contemplating even reaching out, to doing the work many sessions later in order to create change in life. The entire process can be hard and so if you are browsing this biography right now, you may be overcoming one of the most difficult stages of change; seeking help.
For this leap, you should be so, so proud.
My experiences being a South Asian woman in the Western world has made me an advocate of the idea that one individual can never fully understand the experiences of another, because although our intersections and life experiences can be similar, they are still so incredibly unique and can impact us in many different ways.
Due to this belief, I am a therapist who prioritizes the understanding of each client’s unique story. I intend to create a safe and open space to work collaboratively with clients, taking into account their unique obstacles in order to help them create the change they wish to see within their lives, or within themselves.
I have a special passion for working with clients dealing with:
- Cultural Conflict
- How to Cope with Household Conflict
- Relationship Difficulties
- Stress/Burnout Issues
- Self-Esteem/Self-Worth issues
- Life Transitions
BSc in Psychology at the University of Toronto | MA in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University
Personal Interests: Painting, Singing/Music, Travelling