Shannon Paton, RCC
It's my belief that people deserve a place to feel seen, heard, and supported. In our sessions, I strive to provide a space where you can express yourself and explore your inner world so that we can create change together. While it is true that counselling can be challenging, I also believe it can and should include humour, hope, and be a comfortable place for you to learn and grow. If you are in a place where you are ready to make changes, I will support you to address concerns such as grief and loss, anxiety, depression, parenting, interpersonal and relationship challenges, trauma, and career transitions.
I have been in the mental health and helping field for over eight years working with children/youth, young adults, families, and adult individuals. I have experience in a variety of settings including group homes, crisis lines, and community mental health agencies. Aside from my work experience, I was born and grew up in Alberta, spending summers in the Rockies and BC camping, canoeing, and hiking. My ancestry is mainly Irish and Scottish and I come from a law enforcement family. I love to read and enjoy being a lifelong learner and student. In my spare time, I seek to find balance for myself by getting out into nature with friends and family, practicing yoga, playing soccer and volleyball, snowboarding to survive the rainy West Coast winters, and playing with and training my puppy.