Meet the Team:

Shalyn Dussiaume-Good, RP, Managing Director

Shalyn Dussiaume-Good started Shalyn Dussiaume Counselling in 2017. Shalyn is a Registered Psychotherapist and is currently working with a wide variety of clients with varying life issues. Her therapy models include using CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Some of her clinical expertise includes treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, addiction, trauma, post-partum challenges, borderline personality disorder, and more. 

She has worked with children, teens, and adults, from various walks of life in Ontario, Canada; Nevada, USA; and Cornwall, England. At the beginning of her career she was a counsellor in school settings, helping children with traumatic brain injuries, varying degrees of mental illness, family issues, and identity disorders. She provided her young clients with support and guidance, and helped them to cope, heal, and move on to become healthy, functional adults.

A portion of her career has been spent working in Residential Counselling environments helping teens and children with varying degrees of mental illness and developmental delays, using techniques such as music and play therapy. She has also worked with adults with Schizophrenia and criminal backgrounds in a residential environment.

In a private practice counselling setting she has worked with adults recovering from a motor vehicle accident. Currently in private practice, she works with individuals, families, and couples providing treatment. 

She earned a Bachelor Honours Degree in Women Studies and Psychology from Laurentian University and she completed her Master of Counselling Psychology Degree through Yorkville University. She is a Registered member in good standing with the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and the OAMHP (Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals). She is also an author, supervisor, and mother.

Her vast experiences with a varied population of clientele and her continuing education efforts have equipped her with a valuable and unique skill set. Along with her empathy and passion, her drive to help others enables her to be a dedicated, effective, and successful Psychotherapist/supervisor.

Online C​ounselling​ Team: 

Rochelle Benny Gerard, RP(Q)

Rochelle is dedicated to supporting individuals, couples and families throughout the therapeutic process. She will lower the initial feelings of intimidation for therapy by providing warmth, empathy and unconditional positive regard throughout the journey. She is committed to using a collaborative client-centered approach throughout the therapeutic process supporting clients experiencing relationship, identity, emotional and self-esteem issues and other life challenges. Her goal is to help clients develop long lasting life changes by enhancing their strengths, developing healthy coping skills and habits and improving their overall quality of life.

Rochelle is a Master’s Level Therapist and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO. Prior to this, she worked at the Canadian Mental Health Association as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coach, helping individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and stress through the use of CBT workbooks. She has extensive experience working with diverse clients of all ages and has helped clients successfully achieve their therapeutic goals.

Rochelle strives to ensure that her clients feel heard, validated and can comfortably express their concerns while building the confidence and independence they need to successfully handle future life challenges. She is excited to be a part of Shalyn Dussiaume Counselling and is looking forward to supporting her clients towards greater emotional and relational health. 

Monica Verbosky, RP(Q)

Monica strives to build a collaborative and progress-oriented plan with her clients based on the whole person. Guided by the client's desired goals and personal values, she utilizes evidence based therapies to help clients with proven results while leaving room for individual needs. Purposeful but personal.

Monica believes that her clients are amazing people that deserve a therapist with a passion for counselling, who is regularly seeking new ways to effectively treat them. Monica is someone who seeks to understand her client emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually as it relates to their mental health.

If you are an adult that needs a comfortable and secure space to be heard and to heal, if you want a therapist with a genuine interest in you who provides the kind of non-judgmental care which drove you to consider therapy in the first place, you have come to the right place. Monica is a therapist who sees you as an individual and intuitively endeavours to both challenge you and collaborate with you. 

Monica holds her MACP, is in good standing with the CRPO and CCPA, she is well versed in CBT, ACT, and, Walk and Talk Therapy, as well as Narrative. She is trauma informed and holds an additional intensive DBT certification taught directly by the founder. She is excited to be a part of Shalyn Dussiaume Counselling and is active in multiple chapters across the mental health landscape for the best interest of clients.

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