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I adopt an integrative, multi-disciplinary, person-centered approach with an anti-oppressive, culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed lens. I pull from various therapeutic modalities to tailor treatment plans that address the unique needs and challenges of each individual client.

 

Some of the modalities I frequently use include:

  • cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT)

  • emotion-focused therapy (EFT)

  • solution-focused therapy (SFT)

  • psychodynamic therapy 

  • family systems therapy 

  • narrative therapy, and 

  • acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

 

 I also understand the unique needs of BIPOC individuals and support BIPOC clients towards racial healing.

I have had the privilege of working with some amazing organizations, such as:  

Black Mental Health Canada (BMHC)

Canadian Black Nurses Alliance (CBNA)

University of Toronto – Student Union

Glendon College, York University – Black Student Union

Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP)

Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services, Province of Ontario

Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Government of British Columbia

City of Peterborough, Community Race Relations Committee

Lumenus Community Services 

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Shanique Victoria Edwards is an Ontario-based Psychotherapist registered with the registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO). She is a Mental Health Consultant with Black Mental Health Canada (BMHC) and she serves as a member of their national Circle of Leaders. Shanique is Director of Mental Health, Outreach and Strategy with Canadian Black Nurses Alliance (CBNA). She is also the Knowledge Translation Specialist at the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health). She serves on the steering committee for the Health Research Council for People of African Descent. Shanique completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in Neuroscience and Psychology and holds a graduate degree from Tyndale University in Clinical Counselling. She has worked over two decades in diverse clinical and administrative health roles. Shanique has spoken and conducted workshops and trainings on topics related to the neuropsychological impact of racial trauma, racial stress, anti-Black racism, mental health resilience, and the promotion of mental wellbeing and psychological safety in marginalized communities. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid facilitator. Shanique frequently consults with organizations to identify ways to better support the mental wellbeing of their BIPOC members, employees and clients. Shanique is a passionate advocate for the diverse and unique mental health needs of BIPOC and marginalized individuals. She seeks to foster mental wellness and resilience in her clients as she journeys with them during some of their most vulnerable moments of their life.

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