Shawna Fleisher, MSW RSW

Offering a flexible, friendly, collaborative, and non-judgmental approach.

Shawna Fleisher Toronto Therapy

Meet Shawna

I specialize in addictions/substance abuse, geriatric, mood, personality, and psychotic disorders (including support for families).


Shawna's Approach

I am friendly, approachable, non-judgmental professional who is easy to build rapport with and passionate about the work that I do.

I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups of all ages using a variety of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings providing in-person, telephone, and online counselling and therapy to a diverse client group.



Shawna currently holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a post-graduate certificate in Addiction Treatment and Prevention, a graduate certificate in Couple and Family Therapy, and a Master of Social Work degree

Training and Certification:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Addictions Treatment and Prevention
  • Certificate in Concurrent Disorders
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in Dialectal Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in Advanced Social Work with Older Adults (in progress)


  • Addictions and Substance Abuse
  • Family Support
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Geriatrics

Treatment Approach:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness

Professional Memberships:

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers; Registered Social Worker (RSW)
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers 
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers