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Shelly Read Therapist Healdshot

I specialize in women's mental health and aging well gracefully. My approach focuses on helping women to clearly define and achieve their personal wellness goals, taking into consideration the mind and body connection. I understand that each woman is unique, with her own unique challenges and strengths, so I tailor my therapy to meet individualized needs. Together, we will identify and promote your strengths and resources to help you face the issues and difficulties that are important to you. I believe in a compassionate and strengths-based approach when working with women. While I use various therapeutic approaches, I have found Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to be especially effective in addressing a wide range of concerns. I collaborate with my clients to set goals and support their journey towards personal wellness.

Therapy Sessions

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Virtual Sessions

Research confirms that in most situations, Virtual Therapy is just as effective as face-to-face therapy.   Virtual sessions are secure and the platform used follows PIPEDA guidelines, which ensures your privacy and confidentiality.   

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My Methods

  I work from a Strength-based, Trauma Informed perspective focusing on a person's internal strengths and resourcefulness.  Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy are models I use quite regularly in my practice.

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Areas Of Focus

  • Life stages and transitions

  • retirement

  • perimenopause/menopause

  • Caregiving for aging parents

  • Aging

  • Hormonal challenges 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Challenges related to grief and loss

  • Family of origin processing

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 When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending. - Brene Brown.  

Anxiety?

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Anxiety is a normal part of life, but it can disrupt our daily functioning. Whether predictable or sudden, anxiety can be uncomfortable and prevent us from enjoying life.

Common symptoms include nervousness, chest heaviness, rapid breathing, upset stomach, and a racing heart. But there is hope!

Join us to learn simple techniques to manage anxiety and regain a life filled with peace and happiness. Let us empower you to overcome anxiety and rediscover joy.

Services

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Compassionate and non-judgemental support for women who are experiencing depression, anxiety and stress.  I also offer specialized counselling focusing on the inevitable, though often challenging, perimenopausal/menopausal transition.

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Though grief is natural, many of us can get lost in the grieving process.  In grief and loss therapy, I will work with you and your unique situation to navigate through your loss in a healthy way.

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Services that are dedicated to assisting individuals and their families in managing the complexities and unique concerns associated with life's transitions and the aging process.

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