Meet Shayda

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Shayda works online and in-person with adult and older teens. Her specialties include:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Self-Esteem
  • PTSD
  • EFT (Tapping)

Shayda is flexible in her hours please contact her to learn more. Want to discover more about Shayda, scroll down for more information.

Feelings of Overwhelm are so common today, and it leaves us feeling so alone and isolated.

Society today is so focused on the care of physical health but what about our mental health? There is a gap in our system and that is the lack of access to counselling - where you have someone to share with, help to make sense of the multitude of emotions swirling in your head, and having somewhere safe to talk about it all!

Working as Pharmacist for over 30 years, has given me a unique perspective in understanding that while medications do improve and save lives, they aren’t the only thing needed to feel healthy again! Realizing the need I went back to school to be able to join in the fight for mental health supports.

I am an eclectic therapist and love working with many modalities tailor made to your unique situation. Everyone is different and together we focus on what works for you.

One of my most requested tools is called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and it is a wonderful way to help to dissipate those bottled-up feelings. Tapping is a simpleeasy to use modality that works well as a stand-alone therapy or combined with other therapies to start you on the healing journey I have had excellent result using it with those with PTSD, grief and loss, self-esteem and especially feeling of shame and guilt.

I provide support for those with anxiety, shame and guilt, self esteem, stress, help setting boundaries and depression. I have a soft spot for those dealing with grief/loss and have completed specialized training in this area.

Let’s share a cup of tea and chat about what is causing you to feel so desolate and alone. I will take you hand and guide you on your journey of self-healing. We will laugh, cry, and maybe even tap (or not ;) and help you to start feeling like yourself again!

Let’s discover how to bring joy back into your life!

Let's start working together... Schedule a free phone consult!

Text Shayda at 780-718-2658 or email and put "connect with Shayda" in the subject line. 

About Shayda

With a diverse background spanning the fields of healthcare and counseling, Shayda is a seasoned professional dedicated to facilitating healing and growth. As a Registered Professional Counsellor and Clinical Therapist, Shayda brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her practice, guiding individuals through life's challenges with empathy and skill.

In addition to her counseling credentials, Shayda is a Certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner and Certified Grief and Loss practitioner, specializing in supporting clients through complex emotional processes with sensitivity and compassion.

Before embarking on her counseling journey, Shayda enjoyed a successful career as a Pharmacist, bringing a unique perspective and depth of understanding to her current role. Her background in healthcare enriches her approach to counseling, allowing her to address both the physical and emotional aspects of her clients' well-being.

A proud member in good standing of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association and the Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta, Shayda is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical practice and professional excellence.

With a passion for helping others navigate life's transitions and challenges, Shayda provides a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their emotions, heal from past traumas, and build fulfilling lives. 

Who is Shayda personally... 

Shayda and her husband of many years are empty nesters, who are blessed to have 4 precious grandchildren under the age of 9 months, who she adores! She loves spending as much time as she can with them as it keeps her young ;) Her true loves beside Family and counselling of course are...gardening, reading thrillers and spending time with friends relaxing in the sun!

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