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Shannon Byrne, MA, RP

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) providing services out of Thornhill and Mississauga, as well as online (video therapy).

I earned my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and I have a behavioural therapy background, working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.

I have practiced psychotherapy in a number of clinical settings including a university counselling centre, several private practice locations, and over-the-phone/online. I value my experience in multiple settings as it has allowed me to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and has fostered continual learning.

I have a particular interest in supporting individuals dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Anxiety, low self-esteem, and general life stressors and transitions. As all clients are unique, my therapeutic approach is eclectic and is tailored to each individual. I draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and client-centred therapy in my practice. I employ evidence-based techniques when indicated; for example, utilizing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy when working with clients with OCD. I am committed to ongoing learning so that clients are receiving the best care possible.

Without a trusting therapeutic relationship, it is extremely difficult to engage in therapy. My goal is to create and maintain a warm and collaborative environment in which clients feel open to explore their inner and outer worlds, face challenges and fears, develop healthy coping strategies, and to make positive and lasting changes in their lives.