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Shanelle Jarvis RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

FEE : $140/hr
  • Individual Therapy (Ages 18+)
  • Anxiety, Interpersonal Relationships, Depression, Self-Esteem, Addiction informed, Trauma informed, Gestalt Informed, PTSD, Prolonged Exposure

“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages” – Michelle Obama

Life can become challenging to navigate. It might feel like you are on a never-ending rollercoaster with more downs than ups. As you experience these difficult times, you might distract yourself and push aside your pain in hopes of feeling better. Although it helps cope with the distress and unpleasant emotions in the moment, it might also prevent you from being true to yourself and within your relationships. It’s human nature to want to feel heard, seen, and connected to others. However, there are times in which we might feel undeserving, abandoned or worthless. Situations might occur that cause us to feel alone, resulting in feelings of stress or sadness that bring us down or makes us feel inadequate.

Although change can feel overwhelming, sometimes a little help is needed to overcome life hurdles, manage interpersonal relationships, heal from traumatic experiences and overcome past and present wounds. As we work together, you will have the chance to be your authentic self and feel empowered while freely exploring your thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns in a nonjudgmental environment. As everyone is unique and on their own personal journey, I will meet you where you are while using a variety of theories. In my work with adults (18+), I employ a humanistic orientation, which means that I believe that everyone can take control of their life, create change, and establish a positive outlook, regardless of life’s hurdles. By the end of your therapeutic journey, you will have the chance to heal from past and present wounds, develop a positive perspective on your life, reduce any stress you may be experiencing, and increase your self-awareness.

The process of seeking professional help may seem overwhelming and challenging at first, but it is one of the most important steps on your journey to inner healing. You are welcomed to take the next step by contacting me to determine whether we are a good match!


2023: Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying (CRPO)

2023: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association


2024: MA, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

2020: BA, Major in Human Relations & Minor in Law, Concordia University

Professional Development

2024: Grieving our lost childhood (a sensorimotor psychotherapy approach) with Dr. Janina Fisher

2024: Prolonged exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder with the University of Pennsylvania

2023: Inner critic to inner-companion with Dr. Maureen Gallagher

2023: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

356 Woodroffe Ave., Entrance G/H, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3V6
(613) 699-0060


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