About LiveWell

LiveWell Psychotherapy strives to create a safe and supportive environment that allows individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions without judgment. The goal of LiveWell Psychotherapy is to help you identify and overcome challenges that are preventing you from living the life you desire.

Shawna Turner

M.Ed. Counselling Psychology, Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

My name is Shawna Turner and I am a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and the founder of LiveWell Psychotherapy.  I began my work in the mental health and addiction field in 2014, and have a wide range of experience with a variety of mental health, relational and addiction issues. 

I use an integrative, trauma-informed, and client-centred approach. Whether you have a specific problem that brings you into therapy, or you are not exactly sure, I strive to create a safe place to work together toward inner change and self-growth. Whatever a person’s challenge may be, I believe they are worthy of respect, compassion, dignity and love. I hope that through our work together, my clients can see that for themselves as well. There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing someone’s healing and moving closer to living the life that they desire. It is an honour to witness a person’s resiliency and strength as they progress through the course of therapy, and I am often in great admiration.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the potential benefits of psychotherapy?

Some benefits of therapy include: developing a greater understanding of self, working through trauma and loss, receiving coping strategies, promoting resiliency, improving communication and creating positive changes within relationships. 

Are there any risks to therapy?

Psychotherapy, like many other treatments, has benefits and risks.  Risks may include experiencing uncomfortable feelings, such as sadness, anger, and anxiety because the process of psychotherapy sometimes involves exploring unpleasant aspects of life. There may be other risks depending on the therapeutic intervention used; however, this will be discussed with you before proceeding. 

Psychotherapy has been shown to have significant benefits for individuals who choose to utilize it. Overtime therapy often leads to a significant reduction in feelings of distress, increased satisfaction in interpersonal relationships and life, greater personal awareness and insight, increased skills for stress management, and resolutions to specific problems. Your therapist will work closely with you to help to mitigate the risks safely and do their best to help you experience the many possible benefits. 

Are you offering in person sessions?

Yes, I offer both in person, and virtual appointments. 

Will my benefits cover services?

Some insurance companies offer coverage for Registered Psychotherapists. After a session, you will be emailed an invoice which can be sent to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance provider prior to a session if you are covered for services from a Registered Psychotherapist. 

What happens during an initial session?

During an initial session, I tend to go through an intake assessment, asking questions about your past, current situation, and family relationships. From there, I work with you to develop goals for therapy and a treatment plan. During the intake assessment, if there are any questions that you are uncomfortable answering, that is not a problem and can be discussed with me in a session. 

How long are therapy sessions?

Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long. I also offer 30-minute sessions in certain circumstances. 

Reach Out

Connect with LiveWell today to begin your journey of healing.

Urgent support: If you are in a crisis or need immediate assistance please call 416-408-4357 (Toronto crisis line) or your local support line.

LiveWell Psychotherapy

72 Ross Street
Unit 7-02
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1G3

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