Our purpose is to alleviate suffering and stigma by providing clients with the best, most innovative and creative mental health therapies and a genuine circle of support.

At Shannon Moroney & Associates, our vision is to set a new standard for transformative and accessible mental health care for people and communities affected by trauma.

Our mission is to help our clients come to terms with the past, cope with the present, and embrace the future with joy and resilience.

We encircle our clients with individual and group opportunities to explore the ways they relate to life through and after trauma.

We specialize in working with all those affected by the causes and consequences of crime, and we hold an overall philosophy of restorative justice, which seeks to address the needs of people harmed by betrayal, trust-breaking and violence through accountability, dialogue and choice. We have extensive experience working with survivors of sexual assault, abuse and trafficking, as well as with family members of offenders.

What is trauma?

Trauma is a distressing event or series of events that interfere with a person's ability to feel safe and in control. Trauma upsets the nervous system and can make it difficult to function in everyday life.

The Two Types of Trauma

Big-T Trauma
  • Sexual assault and abuse

  • Natural disaster

  • Auto collision

  • Sudden death of a loved one

  • Medical emergency

  • Enduring, witnessing or perpetrating violence

This type of trauma occurs when a person experiences a significant, distressing or life-changing event.

Examples
little-t trauma
  • Bullying

  • Divorce

  • Financial insecurity

  • Interpersonal conflict

  • Racism

Often overlooked, this type of trauma occurs when a person experiences multiple, smaller distressing events. Over time, they can seriously interfere with a person's emotional functioning.

Both types of trauma can cause the body’s sympathetic nervous system to go into overdrive. This can cause insomnia, intrusive images, nightmares, fear, trust issues, eating and digestive challenges, muscle tension, hyper-vigilance (scanning one’s surroundings for signs of danger) and more. Untreated, this stress can cause long-term health and emotional problems. With support, we can overcome these symptoms and adapt to a new normal.

Post-traumatic growth is the positive transformation that can occur after trauma. With the right support, a survivor can find meaning and connection on their healing journey and a deep sense of purpose in their life.

What is Post-Traumatic Growth?

 

Services we offer

Individual, couple, family and group counselling
Expert court testimony
Food, cooking and mealtime coaching through difficult times
Writing coaching (journalling; manuscripts for publication; court statements)
Guidance and resources for people on justice journeys
EMDR therapy
Media advocacy for people and communities in the public eye
Art therapy
Facilitated restorative dialogue
Indigenous-allied and registered IRS/NIHB mental health care
Massage and physiotherapy for those overcoming sexual trauma
Mindfulness and meditation coaching for stress reduction and empowerment
Substance abuse and addictions counselling
Hands-on workshops
On-the-land forgiveness and healing retreats
Additional referrals and resources as needed to help you achieve your goals

We offer all services via telehealth/videocall across Canada and internationally,

as well as in-person services for clients local to individual practitioners.