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Shala Symonds, BSW, MSW, RSW

Offers In-person and virtual appointments
  • Social Worker
  • Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars. 9 rating(s).
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Description

Through a culmination of evidence-based approaches, including psychoeducation, mindfulness practice, CBT, and other modalities, Shala assists clients with breaking cycles of undesired behavior patterns, and supports the development of skills and tools for navigating life’s hardships. Grounded in anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and intersectional feminism, Shala aims to create a space where Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) can be centered, seen and heard.

Conditions

  • Aging
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Communication
  • Depression
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Mental Disorders
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Isolation
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace stress

Services

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Feminist therapy

Clientele

  • Adults (18+)​
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Seniors (65+)​
  • Teens (13-17)​

Languages spoken

  • English

Professional designations

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Masters of Social Work (MSW), Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

Professional associations

  • Registered Social Worker (RSW) with BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW)
  • Registered member of the BC Association of Social Workers (BCASAW)
Facility Information

Summary

Open Mind Counselling offers therapy from experienced counsellors, who are able to work with a wide variety of clinical issues. Using evidence-based approaches we work with individuals, couples, and families in areas such as mental health management, life transitions, grief & loss, anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties, and parenting. Open Mind Counselling provides support for those experiencing emotional, social, occupational, family, or psychological challenges. Therapists create a safe place for clients to reduce stress, improve self-awareness, relationships, and communication skills.

Business hours

Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Services & supplies

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Adlerian therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Christian counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Compassion-focused therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Integrative therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Multicultural therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Somatic therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • The Gottman method
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Amenities

  • Close to public transit
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair accessible
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211- 3030 Lincoln Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3B 6B4

Provider's hours

Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Business hours

Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm