About Me

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, and have been working as a therapist since 1995. I received my graduate degree from the University of British Columbia and worked as a therapist within a Drug & Alcohol Counselling agency and a Youth Concurrent Disorders program prior to launching my private practice in 2002.

One of the things I find most engaging about the field of counselling and psychotherapy is that its focus on continued growth applies just as much to the therapist as it does to the client. Over the years I have undertaken post-graduate training in a number of modalities for working with individuals and couples, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • EMDR
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Lifespan Integration
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples
  • Gottman Couples Therapy


My core training and values align with client-centred therapy, and my emphasis is first and foremost on establishing a strong therapeutic relationship between us. I believe it is within the safety and support of this relationship that you can gain a greater sense of clarity, and feel empowered to change those things that are limiting your connection to self and others.

I have been privileged over the years to work with a very diverse group of clients: people ranging in age from 16 to 70+; clients from many different ethnic backgrounds and cultures; people who have a spiritual or religious practice, and those who are atheist or agnostic; people who identify as heterosexual, or LGBTQ, and those who prefer not to identify.

I strive to provide an environment that feels safe and welcoming to everyone.

Courage does not happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you've been avoiding your whole life.

- Shannon L. Adler



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