Shawna Alvis, RP
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and my practice. My name is Shawna Alvis. I am a Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I completed an Honours Double Major in Psychology and Sociology at York University and completed a post-graduate program for Spiritual Psychotherapy at Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training.
From a young age, I always knew that my career would ultimately involve assisting and supporting others. As I grew and experienced the highs and most definite lows of life, I gained clarity in that ideal. I had experienced tragic losses in my life at an early age. I had watched those I cared for feel helpless, confused and alone in their pain. My upbringing was touched by addictions, suicide, psychosis, rage, depression, anxiety, and so much more. Over time, the value of education and understanding around emotional consciousness and mental health became clear to me. Though those experiences were difficult, I wouldn't be who I am today without them. Through my own therapeutic journey, I was able to uncover my resilience to overcome them.
I am a passionate psychotherapist who is wholeheartedly committed to the conscious development of the self. I believe that the potential to heal and grow is in every single one of us. I am gentle, patient, and understanding. I am there to support you as we uncover parts and experiences that you are called to explore and heal. I value the importance of following your pace. I honor the therapeutic space we share, the vulnerability that you bring, and do so without judgment. It is my hope that you and I will cultivate a strong therapeutic relationship, and that, together, we work towards your goals and inner healing.