Shiva is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is skilled in both counselling and assessments and is an advocate of acceptance/self-acceptance, and believes in providing a non-judgmental environment. Shiva specializes in working with a diverse population, including children, adolescents, adults, with extensive experience working with women and couples.
Shiva is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and uses a holistic approach towards mental health as she draws from Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. She is skilled working with a variety of presenting concerns, such as: trauma, chronic pain, PTSD, relationship and family conflicts, ADHD, substance use, immigration issues, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, and self-esteem concerns.
Shiva is passionate about conducting assessments, including ADHD, psychoeducational and autism assessments. She also has experience with mental health assessments, custody and access, phobia, critical incident or trauma, employee-assistance programs, and career and occupational assessments.
Shiva is available weekdays and evenings for in-person, video or phone sessions at the Wholeness Psychology Sherwood Park office.