Shannon Hannah, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) #17248

Shannon Hannah

Populations Served: Adults & Youth (14+)
Services: Individual & Couples Counselling
Therapies Practiced: Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT for Couples and Individuals), Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Focus: Couples, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Self-Esteem,  2SLGBTQIA+
Languages Spoken: English
Insurance Info: Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) #17248

About Shannon Hannah

Shannon (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) #17248 and member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She earned her Master’s degree in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Prior to pursuing her graduate degree, Shannon supported women and non-binary people experiencing intimate partner violence through her work on crisis lines and co-facilitating a support group for older women experiencing isolation. These experiences, along with Shannon’s own healing journey and personal therapy, fuelled her deep belief in the inherent resilience within each person and the transformative power of human connection.

In addition to individual therapy, Shannon is passionate about supporting couples and people in relationships. Shannon believes in the power of relationships to foster growth and healing. She is certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (level 1) which she draws upon to help guide couples towards meaningful change. Shannon can help address relationship issues such as communication, intimacy and life transitions with care and sensitivity. By identifying and addressing underlying patterns of interaction and emotional responses, Shannon assists couples in uncovering the root causes of conflict and disconnection. In your sessions with Shannon, she will work collaboratively with you as she guides you through exploring and expressing your emotions and needs in a safe and supportive environment. Alongside you and your partner(s), therapeutic sessions with Shannon will become a space of collaboration where you will work towards building stronger bonds, enhancing communication, and fostering mutual empathy and support.

Whether Shannon is working with individuals or couples, she emphasizes collaboration, walking alongside her clients as they explore their emotions and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Shannon considers self-compassion and acceptance as key principles that guide her therapeutic work with clients. In sessions with Shannon, you can expect to explore and develop understanding for the parts of yourself that you may find difficult to embrace—those parts that evoke feelings of shame, anger, or a sense of needing to be “fixed.” Shannon aims to help clients foster a relationship with themselves characterized by curiosity, acceptance, and self-compassion. She provides a warm, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment, supporting you as you learn to extend the same kindness to yourself. In therapy sessions you may be guided through various mindfulness exercises such as breathwork or body scans that aid in emotional regulation and a deeper connection with your internal world.

Grounded in an intersectional approach, Shannon is committed to cultivating safe, inclusive spaces that honour diverse identities and lived experiences. Shannon views the world through a feminist and anti-oppressive lens, she is dedicated to working with youth, queer and transgender people, family members of queer and transgender people, and individuals struggling with trauma and shame.

Shannon takes an integrative and client-centred approach to her therapeutic work. She draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities including internal family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and dialectical behavioural therapy. She prioritizes creating a comfortable and accessible therapeutic space and takes the time to understand what makes you feel at ease during sessions. Her office is equipped with fidget toys and floor cushions, all available for use at any point during your session.

Outside of the therapy office you can find Shannon searching for treasures at a thrift store, taking a yoga class, watching a good show, and spending time with friends and family.

Phone: 1-800-828-9484 (ext. 129)

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