It was back in high school when I first entertained the thought of working in the field of mental health. The following decade brought with it various educational pursuits, life and work experience, and adventures travelling and living abroad. However, that long-standing interest remained.

I eventually took the plunge and completed a Master’s degree in Counselling. I’m glad I did! I work as an independent counselling therapist along with a great group of people on Academy Rd. in Winnipeg. I really enjoy what I do.

I have experience working with various client concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and life transitions. In terms of demographics, I work mainly with individual clients.


Counselling Experience:
Counsellor – Shanna Kelly Counselling (2016 – Present)
Volunteer Counsellor – Providence Theological Seminary (2015 – 2016)
Therapist Intern – Conexus Counselling (2013 – 2015)
Student Counsellor – Providence Theological Seminary (2013 – 2015)

M.A. in Counselling, Providence Theological Seminary (2015)
•With additional courses in Group Psychotherapy and Research Design & Methodology
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Payap University
Certificate in Applied Counselling, Red River College
B.A. in International Development Studies, The University of Winnipeg

Additional Counselling Training:
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy:
• Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences, and Traumatic Memory (2020)
• Advanced Training in Complex Trauma and Dissociation (2021)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR):
• Efficient Methods for EMDR Therapy: Case Conceptualization and Strategic Target Selection (2022)
• Treating Insomnia with EMDR (2021)
• Treating Eating Disorders And Obesity with EMDR Therapy (2020)
• Easy Ego State Interventions (2019)
• EMDR Therapy with OCD, Panic Disorder, and Phobias (2019)
• Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP) (2018)
• Integrative Group Treatment Protocol adapted for ongoing traumatic stress (EMDR-IGTP) (2018)
• Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) (2018)
• Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents and ongoing traumatic stress (EMDR-PRECI) (2018)
• Utilization of EMDR Therapy with Grief and Mourning (2016)
• Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR and Structural Dissociation Theory (2016)
• Basic Training (2015)
Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD (2002)
Supporting Clients Struggling with Grief and Loss (2022)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (2022)
Advanced Stabilization Skills for Complex Dissociative Disorders (2022)
How to Assess Dissociative Disorders and Conceptualize Treatment Planning (2021)
Identifying, Understanding and Treating Narcissism in Clinical Practice (2021)
Neurofeedback Fundamentals (2018)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 & 2 (2016)
Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (2014)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2008)

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (Canadian Certified Counsellor)
EMDR Canada (member and Certified EMDR provider)

Areas of Interest:
Global Mental Health in low-resource settings
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Life transitions

Cha Yen (Thai Iced Tea)
Click picture for recipe.

Being outside in the summer is the best.

Snowshoeing, snowboarding, and winter adventures;
I am learning to embrace the cold. 🙂

Honda CBR 250.
This is not the one I have,
but it is the one I want!
Pink would be good, too.