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Creating space for both the light and dark parts of you to live in harmony

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nice to meet you

Shauna Wallace, BAS, MA, RP, CCTP-I

Hi, my name is Shauna and I’m a Registered Psychotherapist who specializes in empowering folks experiencing disordered eating and exercise, body image issues, trauma, and life transitions. 

 

I first became interested in supporting mental health when I was volunteering at my university's peer support network. I felt incredibly connected to supporting young adults in their mental health journey. Outside of school, I dealt with my own personal stressors by attending group fitness classes, the one constant for me through the ever-changing landscape of my early 20s. After some time, I became a group fitness instructor myself, finding solace in fitness as an escape from anxiety. I began to notice the restriction, overexercising, and emotional eating prevalent within myself and around me. This self-work and unlearning inspired me to pursue professional training and open a private practice dedicated to help others to experience this transformation of reclaiming their relationship with food and their bodies.

I look forward to creating a space together that best meets your needs.

professional expertise

credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts & Sciences (University of Guelph)

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University)

  • Registered Psychotherapist (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario)

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist - Individuals (Trauma Institute International)

  • Member of Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

therapeutic experience

Main therapeutic focus: 

  • Disordered eating/exercise, body image issues (e.g., binge eating, restrictive/avoidant eating, overexercise, laxative use, vomiting, body & muscle dysmorphia)
     

Co-occurring issues that I also have experience in supporting:

  • LGBTQ2IA+ identity issues

  • Perinatal & postpartum mental health issues

  • Intimate relationship/friendship transitions including divorce, separations, and breakups

  • Trauma, including childhood trauma and sexual violence

  • Self-harm & non-suicidal self-injury

  • Burnout and career transition/stress

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beyond psychotherapy

On a personal note, I still LOVE teaching group fitness and enjoying all kinds of delicious food, except now these parts of my life support a life of abundance instead of a life of restriction.

 

You’ll also often find me hiking outside with friends and family, catching up on the latest season of Grey’s Anatomy, or connecting with other like-minded professionals on social media.

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