Shalyn Dussiaume is a Registered Psychotherapist and is currently working with a wide variety of clients with varying life issues. Her therapy models include using CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Her clinical expertise includes treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, addiction and more.
She has worked with children, teens, and adults, from various walks of life in Ontario, Canada; Nevada, USA; and Cornwall, England. At the beginning of her career, she was a counselor in school settings, helping children with traumatic brain injuries, varying degrees of mental illness, family issues, and identity disorders.
She provided her young clients with support and guidance and helped them to cope, heal, and move on to become healthy, functional adults.
A large portion of her career has been spent working in Residential Counselling environments helping teens and children with varying degrees of mental illness and developmental delays, using techniques such as music and play therapy. She has also worked with adults with Schizophrenia and criminal backgrounds in residential environments.
Most recently, she works with adults who suffer from varying degrees of mental illnesses following a Motor Vehicle accident. In a private practice setting, she works with individuals and couples providing treatment for illnesses such as depression, anxiety, addiction, as well as relationship issues, etc.
She earned a Bachelor Honours Degree in Women Studies and Psychology from Laurentian University and she completed her Master of Counselling Psychology Degree through Yorkville University. She is a Registered member in good standing of the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and the OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists).
Her vast experiences with a varied population of clientele and her continuing education efforts have equipped her with a valuable and unique skill set. Along with her empathy and passion, her drive to help others enables her to be a dedicated, effective, and successful Psychotherapist.