Shannon Hardy, MSW, RSW
Shannon (she/her) is a queer, trauma-informed therapist, a registered social worker with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers and a private consultant in trauma-informed practices and approaches based in Halifax, NS.
In her therapeutic practice, Shannon draws from a variety of compassion-based, somatic practices, and utilizes a bottom-up approach to therapy. Shannon’s approach is strengths-based and forward facing, with a focus on learning to soothe and comfort yourself, developing a sense of internal safety and self-efficacy.
Shannon has worked with a wide variety of clients throughout her career, including couples and individuals of all ages. Her focus has primarily been sexual and reproductive health, and she is familiar with issues surrounding gender, sexuality, transitioning, 2SLGBTQ issues, and sexualized violence. She has also worked extensively with members of the Armed Forces.
Shannon is a content expert in trauma-informed approaches and practices, and offers one-on-one consulting services, group trainings and assistance in creating bespoke workshops. She has worked with many organizations across Canada including law firms, universities and not- for-profits.
Shannon can direct bill to Blue Cross (Medavie Blue Cross, Veterans Affairs, Canadian Armed Forces) and NIHB (Indigenous and Inuit Health Board), and can accept credit card or etransfers.
A Note From Shannon
"I believe the purpose of therapy is not simply to help you manage your symptoms but to help you heal the deep wounds your symptoms are trying to soothe. This is why I do not use one
therapeutic approach but work with you to adapt our approach to your needs.
After all, I may be an expert in Trauma-Informed Approaches and Practices, but I am not an expert in you, and that means we will work together to create new skills, new ways of relating and therapeutic goals that work for you."