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Registered Social Worker

Shaun is here to support you with anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, and PTSD and trauma.

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Shaun Ali is a registered social worker with over 12 years of experience in mental health settings. Shaun has three unique niches. He specializes in helping people in high-stress careers to manage anxiety and depression. Shaun also works with couples who face challenges in their relationship, ranging from communication issues to infidelity. Finally, Shaun has extensive experience supporting people with PTSD and trauma. He has supported many veterans and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Shaun is full to the brim with wisdom and has an integrative, strength-based approach to social work and life. He believes it is important to practice empathy and replace judgment with kindness. Shaun has a passion for literature and loves to learn and ask questions.

Right for you if:

You're looking for support as a stressed and depressed professional.
You're looking for a therapist specializing in supporting veterans, EMS, police.
You're challenged by anxiety and depression in a high-stress career.
You're looking for someone who works with struggling couples (from infidelity to strengthening their relationships).

More about


Master of Social Work, McGill University (2007)

Post-Master’s Certificate, New York University

Bachelor of Social Work, McGill University

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Marshall Wilensky, British Columbia School of Professional Psychology)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Emotionally-Focused Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Ontario Association of Social Workers

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

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What does good mental health look like to you?
Good mental health includes: developing self-awareness, self and other acceptance, personal growth and cultivating meaning in our day-to-day interactions.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
Robert Frost once said "In three words I can sum up everything i've learned about life: it goes on"
What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
Laugh and practice self compassion.

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