Hi! My name is Shannon and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counselling. I currently work as a counsellor/psychotherapist in a post-secondary institution.
I have lived experience with mental illness and chronic illness. I want a space to talk about concepts in an approachable and digestible way. My hope is to demystify some mental health concepts and strategies; to increase mental health and emotional literacy; and to continue to normalize and destigmatize mental illness.
It's important for me to be open about my own experience, to help end mental health stigma. It's equally important for me to be authentic when doing this. I want my site and content to reflect my personality and this is why I often incorporate pop culture, media, and humour. This also speaks to how I have personally coped with illness and adversity.
On a personal note, I am a huge dog lover and my favourite place in the world is Boston, MA. You will quickly learn I am not particularly contemporary or trendy in my media preferences, and I try not to take myself too seriously. I promise to try to keep my Seinfeld references, use of 80's song lyrics, and discussion of evolutionary psychology and Buddhism to a minimum.
Thank you for visiting my site!
Shannon Sevigny, M.C., RP, CCC