Lisa Shouldice, RP, MA, CCC

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  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • London, Ontario, N6C 5E6
  • Phone: 416-953-6880
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  • Session Fees: $140-$160
  • www.lisashouldice.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam



“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”
- Maya Angelou
 
   Hi! Thank you so much for checking out my profile. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) and member of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association, located in Downtown Toronto and Central London. I also offer online services. I have almost 20 years of experience with diverse populations and issues. People choose to work with me because I am a loving, caring and honest person that loves my job, and feel honoured to hold and create space for you. I work with people who have experienced trauma and mental health concerns in their lives, who may have been diagnosed with a Personality Disorder. I am a spiritual person and have always enjoyed working with different cultures Ex. I work with Aboriginal people, offering culturally relevant services. I have facilitated healing and counselling for many gay, lesbian, transgender and two-spirit people throughout my career. I am married to an amazing woman as well. Sometimes it is important to have a psychotherapist that is not only open-minded and non-judgmental, but also knows the dynamics and possible daily struggles of being LGBTTIQ. I feel confident this is an area I can be a strong support for you. Everyone has a story and I would love to hear yours. I have a passion for personal relationships and I will be there every step of the way.
 
   I became a therapist as I feel it is my calling and felt this from a young age. I love my job and enjoy a deep therapeutic relationship. I have two Masters degrees, one in individual and another specifically in couple counselling. The university I attended in Ottawa, Ontario included training in spirituality enabling me bring a spiritual element into our relationship if you wish to do so. I have certainly found spirituality has been an important factor in my own personal healing. I am originally from Ottawa where my last full-time job of 7 years was as a Clinical Therapist at an Aboriginal Health Centre. As a result, I am extensively trained to work with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples offering culturally relevant and informed care. 
 
   Together we will talk about and explore feelings, helping you completely process emotions, to better guide you in relationships and decision-making. I will also help you learn healthy relationship skills and other issues you may be struggling with ex: boundaries, assertiveness. We will explore what your personal triggers are and how they impact your life, enabling you to move forward. These concerns will be explored together in a safe, open dialogue in which you feel cared for.
 
   I use Sandtray, a gentle technique to process deep feelings and experiences. I offer Online Skype/Phone counselling services. 
   
   Do you need to find meaning in your life? Are you trying to figure out who you are? Trying to live a healthier life, have healthier relationships? Does the past haunt you? Do you want to heal it so it has less power? I believe that your life can be better than simply “getting by”.
   
   I would love to journey with you to address uncomfortable emotional and physical symptoms, heal past wounds and transform your life. This transformation may include meaning-making, practicing self-care and learning to thrive through healing and self-knowledge. I often bring strength and inspiration into the therapeutic relationship. We will work together to help you sit with, identify and regulate your emotions so they inform your life and relationships. 
 
   Therapy can help us reach different goals depending on need, for example it can help you manage symptoms if you feel difficult emotions and uncomfortable physical sensations have taken over major areas of your life. Therapy can also be longer-term and taps into our natural healing centre. You may feel this is the right option if you have learned symptom management and practice self-care, but still feel unsatisfied in your life.
   
   We live in a society that better teaches us to think and behave in certain ways, but our ability to feel deeply, use those feelings to guide and heal our lives, is not as readily taught. So as we navigate our lives, we sometimes feel we lack the skills to sit with intense feelings and this can result in numbing, drinking, drugging, overeating our feelings to stuff them down. Over time this can to create an empty and hollow life, devoid of joy and possibly even experience feelings we call anxiety and depression. My sessions will take you through the process of sitting with feelings, letting them inform you so you can be at peace and use them in life and relationships to guide you to fulfillment.
 
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London ON