Hello and Welcome!

I'm Shala (shay-la), counsellor and social worker located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation). I’m a Black femme of West African, Indigenous, and Western European descent. I’m also an aunty, sister, daughter, and close friend who would be honored to connect with you and support you along your healing journey.

I provide a warm and genuine space for you to show up authentically; whether you’re feeling down and demoralized, determined and energized, or somewhere in between, my intention is to engage with you where you're at. Together we can work towards:

- clarifying your values,
- determining goals,
- setting boundaries,
- enhancing your self-care practice,
- developing healthy coping mechanisms,
- enhancing grace and self-compassion, and
- alleviating uncomfortable symptoms

I believe that wellness is holistic and involves healing for the mind, body, spirit, and broader community. I demonstrate my values of warmth, kindness, honesty, transparency, empathy, curiosity, reciprocity, and quality connection in my work with clients. My lived experience, research background, and social work practice make me well equipped to walk alongside folks struggling with:

- workplace burnout
- social isolation
- anxiety or depressive symptoms
- stressful life transitions
- discrimination and/or race-based trauma/ grief
- identity
- intergenerational trauma
- internalized-oppression

I view my clients as the experts of their own lives who, with a little support and guidance, can find balance and an enhanced sense of wellbeing. My practice is rooted anti-oppression, anti-racism, intersectional womanism, and decolonization frameworks. I draw on various evidence-based modalities to provide therapeutic support, some being:

- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Strengths-based
- Person-centered
- Mindfulness Practice
- Narrative Therapy
- Trauma-informed
- Family Systems
- Solutions Focused Brief Therapy
- System-Navigation & Resource Linkage

I tailor my treatment to fit your unique needs and honor your inherent knowledge and lived experiences. Please contact me to book a free 20-minute consultation to see if we're a good fit.


More About Me:

Practice Details
  • Street Address
    #211 3030 Lincoln Ave.
  • City
  • Zip Code
    V3B 6B4
  • Describe Your Practice
    Online and In-Office
  • Accepting New Clients
  • Virtual Therapy
  • Prescribes Medication
  • My Website
  • Group Therapy Available