About Kasi Shan

You can get better.

What will it be like to work with me?

Going to counselling may be something you have considered or avoided for a long time. It is difficult to open up to someone and share your troubles, especially when these troubles are about sensitive topics like miscarriages, abortions, pregnancy struggles, and difficulties with parenthood. It takes a lot of guts to consider counselling, and I thank you for taking that risk.

Therapy will look different for each person depending on his/her/their needs. Sometimes we will use EMDR to process traumatic memories from difficult deliveries, complicated pregnancies, or childhood traumas. For some clients, we may focus on the internal system looking at what emotions are coming up, and what is needed to feel more settled. Other times, we may focus on providing coping strategies and problem solving to address current struggles.

While our treatment approach may vary, your therapist will remain consistent. My role is to support you. When working with me, you will experience a therapist who is encouraging, patient, compassionate and open to the needs that show up in the therapy setting. We look into all of the coping strategies that you’ve used to survive over these months without any judgement or shame. I believe strongly in collaborative relationships with clients where we work together to establish goals and treatment plans. I aim to work at a pace that feels comfortable and challenging.

A significant factor in therapy is feeling understood by your counsellor. If it feels right for you, then we can begin this journey.

Kasi Shanmukanathan,  MSW, RSW
Kasi Shanmukanathan, MSW, RSW

Licence: Ontario / 824209
School: Carleton University
Year Graduated: 2012

In addition to my schooling, I have received advanced training in:
– Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
– Internal Family Systems Therapy
– Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
– Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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