Suzanne Sheppard

Social Worker

Hello, my name is Suzanne, Finding the right therapist is like finding the right pair of shoes…one size doesn’t fit all. When you find the right fit you feel comfortable, sturdy, strong and supported.You know they will aid you on your journey.

My therapeutic style is very organic and client centred. I will provide a safe space for your story to be heard; and I will offer perspective and guidance in order to help you to heal, grow and evolve into the best version of yourself. I truly believe that everyone has all of the answers they need within them. Sometimes people cannot see, feel, hear or realize what is right in front of them. I will help you to see and feel things more clearly by asking different questions, important ones. Together we can change the patterns of your past that are holding you back. When we know and understand things from a different perspective, it enables us to perceive things in a different light and become unstuck.

I will help empower you to achieve happiness, self love, mental/emotional/physical/spiritual awareness and trust in yourself. 

I am a mother of two school aged children and I live an active and healthy lifestyle.

How I Can Help You

It’s my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment, where we’ll work to achieve the goal together

Anxiety, Depression, Stress

Many of us struggle with feelings of sadness, overwhelming fears, or a desire for relief. This can make it hard to handle… Learn More

Grief and Loss

Life transitions are hard, whether related to a loss of a loved one or a shift in career, it can feel incredibly painful adjusting to the new… Learn More

Anger Management

Sometimes, we have days that seem to be filled with nothing but opportunities to get angry. Strong emotions are simply our body’s way… Learn More

Trauma and PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that follows an event whereby a person perceives there may have been some serious risk of harm to them, or someone… Learn More

Children and Teens

Being a teenager or a youth in today’s world can be extremely overwhelming. Feelings of loneliness, fear, and the pressure to be “enough”… Learn More

Addiction and Abuse

Substance abuse and other addictions can have devastating consequences. People who struggle with addiction(s) struggle with their realtionships with family members... Learn More

Credentials and Experience

It’s my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment, where we’ll work to achieve the goal together

Credentials:

I bring with me 25 years of specialized work in communities, as well as an array of experience and knowledge.

I have a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and a Bachelors degree in Social Work.

I am a current member of the Clinical Social Work Registry.

I have also obtained level 2 Reiki certification. Although we do not use Reiki in our sessions, my training enables me to offer an intuitive and energetic component to the work we will do together.

Experience:

In my 25 year career, I have worn many different hats. I have worked for Child Protection Services in an array of towns, cities and First Nations communities.

I have also worked for Woods Homes here in Lethbridge connecting families and supporting homeless youth. I spent 6 years as a therapist on both the children’s and adult mental health teams in Lethbridge and Taber.

I also have several years of experience working for a Southern Alberta adoption agency doing birth parent counselling, adoption home assessments and placements. For the past 11 years, I have made my home in private practice at Associates Counselling Services.

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