Erica Shane, MA, OCT, ECE

Counselling Intern / Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

I recognize that each individual has a unique journey that has led them to this present moment. Grounded in empathy and compassion, I aim to provide a safe space to discuss life challenges and hopes for healing.

I’m a current student in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program with Yorkville University, qualified to practice onsite under clinical supervision.

My background includes a Master of Clinical Psychology in Education, with a concentration in Spirituality and Mind Body Practice from Columbia University. I also hold a Master of Science in Teaching, a B.A. in Psychology, and an ECE diploma.

I had the privilege of studying under one of the founders of CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning), enriching my knowledge in fostering emotional intelligence and resilience. With a decade of teaching experience, I transitioned into the mental health field, contributing to a district program where I specialized in instructing self-regulation, attachment, and inclusive learning practices.

My own path to psychotherapy has been paved with an appreciation for the complexities of the human mind. I believe in taking a person-centered and trauma-informed approach, while integrating other modalities tailored to the needs of each individual. I am honoured to collaborate with clients to explore thoughts, emotions, and behaviours to help navigate a path towards self-discovery and achieving personal goals.

For the duration of my practicum, I am available to work with children (ages 10+), adolescents, and adult individuals.