Shalyn Isaacs

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Trauma Therapy for Women of Color

Shalyn Isaacs

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Trauma Therapy for Women of Color

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Michelle Bertrand, RP #001435
Primary Credential: Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - 10523
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150 - $170 per 60 mins, sliding scale spots available depending upon availability.
Accepts: E-Transfer, Credit Card, Visa Debit
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Mississauga , Ontario L5B2C9

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My Approach to Helping

I specialize in providing trauma therapy to Black, Indigenous and Women of Color. I draw on Somatic (body-based) therapy and the wisdom of multi-cultural healing approaches to address trauma connected to: intergenerational trauma, systemic oppression and sexual violence. Mental health issues that can stem from these experiences that I specialize in treating include: low self-confidence, shame, anxiety, dissociation, people-pleasing, 'imposter syndrome', body image issues, sexuality, mind-body disconnection, perfectionism, lack of self-trust and more. My approach is relational, compassionate and values your self-empowerment.

My framework is based in Liberation Psychology and anti-oppression. I work to explore the ways that MULTIPLE different parts of our identities interact with social experiences to influence our mental health and wellness.

My intention is to support you with healing trauma, unlearning internalized social messages, and becoming (re)connected to yourself in ways that allow you to make choices from a place of self-empowerment rather than survival.

More Info About My Practice

Major Components of Healing I Support Clients With:

1. Working together to help you heal trauma and release painful messages that you may have internalized from other people, institutions, familial dynamics, or intergenerational trauma.

2. Break trauma-based cycles and patterns in order to create new possibilities for yourself, your relationships and future generations.

2. To restore your connection to yourself so that you feel empowered to make choices from a place of self-empowerment rather than survival.

3. Restoring your connection to your mind, body, spirit, communities, Earth, and ancestral-cultural backgrounds.

3. Developing presence, intentionality, pleasure self-care, self-compassion, courage, and hope to support one with experiencing wellness and liberation.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Over the years I have worked with many Black, Indigenous and Women of Color non-binary people of color and understand that there are certain social, cultural, historical and institutional factors that influence mental health and well-being.

Some of these experiences that impact mental health and spiritual wellness that I specialize in addressing include: intergenerational trauma, systemic oppression and sexual violence.

Mental health issues commonly tied to these experiences that I specialize in treating include:

- Racial Trauma
- Low Self-Esteem Self-Confidence
- Trouble Setting Boundaries
- Self-Care Guilt
- Shame
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Body-Image Issues
- Relationship struggles
- People-Pleasing Behaviors
- Colorism
- ''Imposter Syndrome''
- Sexuality & sexual confidence
- Mind-Body Disconnection
- Spirituality
- Lack of Self-Trust
- Trauma PTSD
- Finding Life Meaning & Direction
- Saying ''no''
- Grief
- Stress
- Burn-out

My Role as a Therapist

I believe that you are the expert of your own life experiences and journey. My role is not to direct you to do certain things, but rather to be a guide that asks you questions that help you find the answers that are already within you. I seek to disrupt unequal power dynamics as much as possible. I aim to provide you with a space where you can experience safety, compassion, acceptance. I will ask questions that will gently challenge you to look deeper beyond the veil of illusions and oppressive social dynamics in order to discover ways to create change.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women of color, people of color, racialized communities, BIPOC, adults, elders, South Asian community, South Asian women, men, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, sex workers, activists, social activists, spiritual individuals, trauma, sexual assault survivors, sexual violence survivors, trauma survivors, immigrants, Indigenous peoples, students, academics.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Racism
  • Self-Confidence
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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