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Shaun Ali

Shaun Ali

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Registered Social Worker
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$180.00
Sessions start at
$180.00

Shaun is here to support you with work stress, burnout, relationship challenges, and trauma.

Right for you if:

You identify as a stressed and/or depressed professional.
You're looking for a therapist who specializes in supporting veterans, EMS, and police officers.
You're experiencing anxiety or depression in a high-stress career.
You're looking for a therapist who supports couples with various challenges such as communication, infidelity, or intimacy.
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Shaun supports individuals and couples to navigate life challenges. He supports people in high-intensity careers to manage a fast-paced schedule and create a work-life balance that fosters healthy growth. Shaun understands that burnout can come with high-stress careers, and he holds a compassionate space for healing through it.

Shaun supports couples who face various challenges in their relationship. He’ll help each partner feel comfortable expressing their needs, set healthy boundaries, and foster positive communication patterns. Shaun’s motto is acta non verba (actions, not words). He can help you shape your actions with your partner to create long-lasting changes in your relationship. Shaun also has extensive experience supporting people with PTSD and trauma. He has supported many veterans and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces. He recognizes that trauma responses take many forms. He’ll build on your innate resilience so that you can process your experience and reach a place of inner peace.

Shaun has over a decade of experience as a social worker and is committed to ongoing training. He takes a multi-dimensional, strength-based approach to social work and life. He emphasizes the importance of empathy and of replacing judgment with kindness. Shaun draws on various modalities in sessions because he believes therapy should be as unique as you.

Shaun has a passion for literature and loves to learn and ask questions. His favourite authors include Gordon Korman, Nancy McWilliams, and Leo Tolstoy. He also spends his free time enjoying nature with his wife and connecting with friends and family.

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Right for you if:

You identify as a stressed and/or depressed professional.
You're looking for a therapist who specializes in supporting veterans, EMS, and police officers.
You're experiencing anxiety or depression in a high-stress career.
You're looking for a therapist who supports couples with various challenges such as communication, infidelity, or intimacy.

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Q&A

What is your favourite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Taking a nature walk with my wife.
On a hot summer's day, what kind of bevy are you reaching for?
Water(stay hydrated)!
If you could time travel to any moment in history, when and where would you go?
The Big Bang.

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

@theshiftcollab

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