Shawna Akerman

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP) 
Specialist Brain in Hand
Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT)
Masters of Special Education
Fitness Instructor (FIS)
SMART Mindful Trained

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In this episode of the InsideOut ​
Podcast, I talk about dealing with anxieties and trauma. 

I am grateful you took the time to invest in yourself and thank you for the precious moments you spend in my world. I feel most satisfied when I know that there is more joy and less stress in the world. I have been lucky to have discovered some incredible ways of living my best life. It would bring me great enjoyment to share them with you.  

I will take the liberty and guess that you are ready to release the stories that have been taking up space in your mind. You might be ready to talk about the thoughts that define your behaviours and how they are impacting your life. I might even help you understand how you may be perceived in the world versus how you define yourself.  When you begin this journey, you will be gifted with the opportunity to make a change in all areas of your life in mind, body and soul. You will have the experience of exploring how your subconscious thoughts dictate your actions. You can change the conversation and begin the journey to living your authentic life. 


My Vision

I believe therapy gave me the tools to live my life. It was an opportunity to look at myself and create the best me as I raised my children. I  shifted life patterns, attracted positivity, transitioned my life and continued on my journey of self-discovery. I hope you join me.  

I pride myself on my resilient attitude. I am skilled at finding the positive impact of every negative experience. I am now living my authentic life. I have transitioned through divorce and career changes with positivity. I have set boundaries and expressed my needs with love and honesty. The relationships in my life are supportive and wonderful. I live in gratitude for my ability to seek support, share my story and evolve into the self, I imagined. 


Finding your voice and value of self is paramount. Life is affected by a multitude of events, both positive and negative and building a toolbox of skills allows one to travel on a path of positivity and self-acceptance. It won't always be easy but it will be well worth the effort.  I am committed to impacting change with my clients to find joy, emotional stability, and balance in our challenging world.