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Shawna Atkins, Ph.D.

I am a licensed psychologist with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to discover your potential, resilience and inner strength. I have had the privilege of accompanying hundreds of people along their unique path toward healing, and together we can find ways ways to move you through and beyond your struggles as well. Whether these be in your relationships or your career, feeling anxious or afraid, down and lost or disconnected from your feelings. We can work together to get you grounded, understand your feelings, and make changes to live a more meaningful life.

I have been practicing for over 20 years in community, university and hospital settings. I work with adults in both individual and couple counselling. I treat a variety of psychological concerns and specialize in eating disorder treatment, selfinjury, crisis intervention and the recovery of abuse and trauma. I use a combination of CBT, EFT, DBT, Interpersonal Neurobiology and EMDR.

I have the pleasure of teaching part time at both McGill and Concordia Universities; I provide supervision and training workshops for clinicians at university and in the community and I continue to pursue research with my colleagues at McGill University.

I take my ongoing professional development seriously and I will collaboratively share my experience and knowledge with you.

I have been married for over 20 years and I have two wonderful daughters.  I discovered the benefits of yoga and meditation many years ago and practice regularly. I also love to spend time with my family, cooking, cross country skiing and kayaking.

“Working with Shawna changed my life. Her insight, compassion, wisdom, and perspective are unparalleled. I gained so much from our work together and I will forever be grateful to her.”

“Shawna cares about me, she is a great listener, and never, ever judges me. She helped me make revelations about myself without ever forcibly showing me “the way”. Shawna makes for an awesome navigator!”

“Friendly support in a secure, trusting environment.”


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