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 started this little blog as a challenge to myself and to have a space to write things out and process my feelings. As a therapist, I don't often get this opportunity to be open and vulnerable about my own struggles. My hope is simply to help normalize different experiences with mental health and 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.
Thanks so much for visiting my site!
Shannon Sevigny, M.C., RP, CCC