Shalyn Dussiaume-Good started Shalyn Dussiaume Counselling in 2017. Shalyn is a Registered Psychotherapist and is currently working with a wide variety of clients with varying life issues. Her therapy models include using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Some of her clinical expertise includes treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, addiction, trauma, post-partum challenges, borderline personality disorder, and more.
She has worked with children, teens, and adults, from various walks of life in Ontario, Canada; Nevada, USA; and Cornwall, England. At the beginning of her career she was a counsellor in school settings, helping children with traumatic brain injuries, varying degrees of mental illness, family issues, and identity disorders. She provided her young clients with support and guidance, and helped them to cope, heal, and move on to become healthy, functional adults.
A portion of her career has been spent working in Residential Counselling environments helping teens and children with varying degrees of mental illness and developmental delays, using techniques such as music and play therapy. She has also worked with adults with Schizophrenia and criminal backgrounds in a residential environment.
In a private practice counselling setting she has worked with adults recovering from a motor vehicle accident. Currently in private practice, she works with individuals, families, and couples providing treatment.
She earned a Bachelor Honours Degree in Women Studies and Psychology from Laurentian University and she completed her Master of Counselling Psychology Degree through Yorkville University. She is a Registered member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (where she is also a current board member) since 2015. She is also a volunteer, author, supervisor, and mother.
Her vast experiences with a varied population of clientele and her continuing education efforts have equipped her with a valuable and unique skill set. Along with her empathy and passion, her drive to help others enables her to be a dedicated, effective, and successful Psychotherapist/supervisor.
Sumara Riaz, RP (Qualifying)