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):
EMDR 2.0 (2024)
Integrated Treatment of Chronic Pain and Chronic Health Conditions (2024)
Efficient Methods for EMDR Therapy: Case Conceptualization and Strategic Target Selection (2022)
Treating Insomnia with EMDR (2021)
Identifying, Understanding and Treating Narcissism in Clinical Practice (2021)
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)

Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:
Inference-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for OCD (2023)
Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD (2022)

Couples Therapy Training (please note that I am only working with individual clients at this time):
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 & 2 (2016)
Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (2014)

Treating Trauma-related Concerns:
Cognitive Processing Therapy (2022)
Advanced Stabilization Skills for Complex Dissociative Disorders (2022)
How to Assess Dissociative Disorders and Conceptualize Treatment Planning (2021)

Additional Training:
Supporting Clients Struggling with Grief and Loss (2022)
Neurofeedback Fundamentals (2018)
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.