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Paula Shepard

My Approach

I have had the opportunity to support individuals, families and couples in many different stages of life.  I have seen firsthand how important support can be in making transitions feel manageable and fulfilling. In session we will explore different factors that are impacting your life today and how they influence your ability to meet your goals and needs. I often support people in areas such as: life transitions (pregnancy, postpartum, returning to work, parenthood, empty nesting, retirement and more), eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and exploring how family of origin impacts functioning today. I use a variety of approaches in my work, however I tend to lean into Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). 

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About Me

Change is hard and becoming a parent is perhaps one of the most transformative life transitions of all. Each stage we go through from conception to empty nesting comes with its joys and challenges. I have experience walking alongside people as they navigate change in their lives. It is my intention to support you so you feel safe to open up and explore yourself. It is common to feel lost in the different stages of life. There is such value in creating connection with others, as well as ourselves. We are all in this together.


Accepting New Clients



Individual Therapy

I offer therapy to individuals in various stages of life. Whether you are moving away from home for the first time, growing a family, or heading into retirement there is a place for you here. 


Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work – Wilfrid Laurier University

Bachelor of Applied Sciences – University of Guelph

Maternal Mental Health Certificate – PSI​

Getting Help

Connect with me today to have your questions answered in a free consultation. I can't wait to meet you!

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