Sharlene Petigara

Sharlene Petigara

Sharlene is a student counsellor currently completing the practicum component of her Master’s program, so she offers affordable rates with sliding scale options available! She is supervised by our Clinical Director and has years of experience in the mental health field as a Social Worker so you can trust that you are in good hands.

Sharlene offers individual counselling for teens and adults. She maintains a safe space of acceptance and collaboration for her clients. She will support you by understanding and helping you with your challenges while empowering you by celebrating your strengths.

Approach to Counselling

Sharlene takes a trauma-informed approach to counselling while integrating techniques from a range of modalities such as mindfulness-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She supports her clients in exploring the root cause of their issues in order to bring about healing and change.

Education and Experience

Sharlene is a student counsellor currently completing her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Adler University. With a Bachelor’s degree in social work, Sharlene has had over eight years of experience in supporting women, youth, and families facing poverty, oppression, drug abuse, and sexual exploitation. She has taken initiative in her field to develop programs to help various populations overcome trauma and improve their quality of life.

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