Hello! My name is Shana Cronican and I completed a Masters in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, a Masters in Social Work with an independent license credential (LISW). With over twenty years of experience, advocacy, education and direct service; my adult life is dedicated to improving the lives of survivors and individuals whom seek guidance and help in order to strengthen their lives, relationships and purpose. I am a tireless advocate for women and girls and other individuals who have experienced violence and/or trauma with expertise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Abuse, LGBTQ and emotional health concerns related to trauma and adversity. I use a number of evidence based models including elements of trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing, mindfulness, physical and emotional holistic wellness. In addition, I recognize the effects of secondary trauma on individuals with partners experiencing trauma, the effects of trauma on community and/or family members and loved ones, social workers, first responders, teachers and any person working directly with traumatic experiences. Reaching out for assistance requires strength and bravery. I'm here to help and guide you on your self directed journey of emotional and physical well being and healing.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Compassion fatigue
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LISW #I.1901515 (Expires: 2021-03-21)
Shana has been my counselor for 2 weeks now. She is a great listener & sympathizer. She always gives you her full attention, is interested in what you have to say, and always gives helpful tips and solutions for your problems.
I feel Shana "gets" me. She is very respectful, professional, and friendly. I feel she is helping me get through my tough times.
Amazing person. Really supportive. She has the ability to really see through whats going on and offer action plans to tackle the core issues.
I'm so grateful to have found a counsellor who understands and is experienced in my kind of trauma. I've only been seeing her for 3 weeks and she has already helped me understand how my trauma has impacted various behaviours. I have enormous faith that she will continue to massively improve my state of mind, relationship, and life!