We all know that if you find the best fitting therapist, and service that it will be successful this time around.
Leading you down a winding path of a bunch of google searches, reading lengthy paragraphs, asking others opinions and recommendations.
You keep returning to the internal guidance of knowing the when you find that right fitting therapist. How do you know who's the best fit? Follow what your gut instinct tells you.
I've created this page to help guide you to understand my approach to therapy, and this can help you determine if I'm a best fit therapist for what you need.
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Shelley is a registered social worker, who provides therapy to individuals, couples, & families for a variety of reasons.
She loves dogs, outdoor hikes, integrative healing methods, chocolate & coffee.
Integrating Mind-Body Approaches to Therapy, increases the effectiveness. EFT-tapping, balancing the body’s energy systems with CBT, & DBT informed practice has shown improved results. Clients often give feedback, about experiencing rapid and long lasting improvements in their reduced worry, feeling less stressed out, and experience less negative thinking.
I'm known by many individuals to provide an authentic, "real human" based connection in therapy sessions, with a direct "say it like it is" style, that keeps individuals accountable to making changes they outline for themselves. You read that right, YEP, compassion, accountability, & authenticity enter each session.
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The people that enjoy, benefit, and succeed from my counselling services are ready to engage in hard work, including self-reflection, exploring energy healing techniques, & are ready to partner with guided support leading to changes they desire. They are motivated to understand their situation at the root cause, and this helps them discover what keeps them stuck. By gaining and practicing new strategies, they feel more in control of how to improve their lives.
They also understand that change is possible without a magical cure in the first session, to make all their problems disappear. These individuals find positive outcomes with the results through the therapeutic process, recognizing change takes time, consistent effort, & collaboration for accountability and guidance in healing.
As a therapist I love to be authentically honest without judgment in my direct feedback approach. Engaging in creatively and collaboratively thinking outside the box to solve the problems that you bring to sessions is more often rewarding, than to see the actual outcomes of success in counselling.
Clients often share, that they appreciate my active validation and listening, as well as providing direct to the point feedback. My focus is on understanding the situation through your perspective, and then challenging you where appropriate to grow by maybe changing behavior patterns, or changing a perspective through reflective feedback, and holding space for the emotional processing to occur. The intention of this practice style is to teach you the skills, to take initiative in supporting yourself in managing day to day wherever possible.
Clients I support, often have in common a strong desire to move away from the repetitive internal voice criticizing them, telling them they are inadequate, & setting boundaries in relationships no longer serving them. This motivates them to be committed to practicing the skills learned in our joint sessions, at home in between sessions, finding more rapid relief.
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Shelley Restall, Social Worker. Providing Therapy for Trauma Healing, Stress & Anxiety
Shelley works from a framework of HAES- Health at Every Size, Strengths Based, Trauma Informed, and a belief that- Everyone is Doing the Best They Can, Where They are Right Now, and With What They Have!
Shelley has a diverse background, which provides a broad access to integrating interventions for Eating Disorders Treatment with research informed interventions. Read more about Shelley.
* Shelley is passionate about supporting individuals who experience eating disorders, and other mental health concerns.
* Recovery can be defined in many ways, however most importantly we can collaboratively define your recovery goals, and outline steps towards reaching your goals as part of your journey.
The last thing you desire is a silent, head nodding, note writing, agreeing therapist in a therapy session. My goal in supporting you, is to actively provide clear feedback, understand authentically your unique situation, and provide tangible actions steps towards change. This supports reaching results as soon as possible.
I strive to provide the best quality, & research backed counselling services, while individually matching it to your unique needs. Using an eclectic approach to therapy, based on a CBT, DBT, Gottman Theory, Self-Compassion, and energy psychology healing techniques. Providing research informed psychotherapy techniques with compassion, focusing on your goals.
Providing therapy services that focus on individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, and eating disorder related challenges to anyone living in Ontario, Canada, with convenient 24/7 online scheduling, online therapy, and offering evening & weekend session options.
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Rhode Island College, USA
Ontario Association of
Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)
Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario
Registered Social Worker, (2013)
Ontario College of Social Workers
Ontario Association of
Canadian Association of
Shelley has 13 years experience of supporting individuals, couples, and families with understanding, how to cope more effectively, and move through the recovery framework of mental health, eating disorders, and addiction concerns.
Shelley focused on trauma specific therapy practice for 7 years, including mindfulness techniques. Increasing understanding with mind-body connection, and specific ways to integrate mind-body approaches to trauma recovery as effective research supported treatment.
Diverse background of experience working with community based intensive treatment for mental health and addictions, crisis assessments with mental health in-patient and community settings, as well as joint counselling services with primary care providers. Shelley has experience with supporting individuals, families, and couples with an eclectic approach to many challenges that are often inter-related and need a comprehensive approach to treatment.
Shelley is committed to ongoing education, and attends workshops on a variety of topics to enhance, as well as develop new innovate counselling skills to support the individualized needs of clients seeking services.
· Anxiety, & Depression across lifepsan
· Medical Social Work - Coping with Chronic Pain & Chronic Disease
· Grief, Life Transitions, & Aging Concerns
· Children's mental health & Parent Support (EFFT)
· Trauma focused counselling
· Couples Counselling
· Family Counselling
· Relationship Issues
*Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating
Supporting Caregivers and Parents to build confidence in supporting a loved one with with their mental health and eating disorder challenges. Check it out to learn more register today!