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Shannon Burton, MSW RSW

Child Therapy by Shannon Burton

Shannon Burton, MSW RSW is a registered paediatric social worker. She solely focuses on challenges related to children, youth and their families. Shannon pulls from her experience as a school board social worker/attendance counsellor, ER hospital paediatric social worker and community children’s mental health clinician/counsellor. She has devoted her learning and practice to the health and well-being of children and youth. Along with providing child therapy, Shannon provides counselling to parents seeking guidance, resources, and strategies for a number of parenting-related concerns.

Working with children

While “talk therapy” is highly effective when working with adults, its necessary to use creative outlets of communication when working with children. Its imperative as a therapist to fully understand each developmental age. Shannon uses a variety of therapy-related tools when working with children, such as music, drama, art, play, sand tray, movement and yoga techniques. All of which are integrated into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused models.

Navigating Education and Healthcare Systems

Each of these systems can be difficult and overwhelming for a parent to navigate. As a school and hospital social worker Shannon is well- acquainted on the ins and outs of these two very complex systems. She understands firsthand the various policies, and procedures, works to advocate for your child, helps parents access specialized needs, and provide multi-disciplinary support.

Shannon provides support for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Attention / Focus
  • Education system navigation
  • Health care system navigation
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Life-transitions
  • Stress
  • Self esteem / self-worth
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement / grief / loss
  • New diagnosis
  • Chronic illness
  • Anger
  • Learning disabilities
  • Gender
  • Bullying
  • and more

About Shannon

This mother of two has been described as passionate, genuine and energetic. Shannon continues to see the resiliency in the younger generations during challenging times. Her passion resides in helping children and youth feel heard, understood and supported on their healing journey.

Interested in learning more about Child Therapy? Book a FREE Meet & Greet Consult or email at shannon@ohanawellnessclinic.com. Shannon has availability on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Due to COVID-19 appointments are on a Virtual basis with in-person appointments on a case by case basis.

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