Shirley Meijaard, MSW, RSW, R/CPT


About Me

Shirley has dedicated the past 10 years working collaboratively with children, adolescents , adults and families in a variety of community settings including: drop in youth centre, youth secure custody, women shelter, elementary and high schools, youth probation, child protection and most recently outpatient mental health. Shirley is committed to ongoing professional development has become a certified Circles of Security Facilitator, and has completed training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, synergetic play therapy, and sandplay.

Education & Experience

Masters of Social Work with clinical specialization in infant, child and adolescent mental health

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Registered Social Worker- Alberta College of Social Workers Registered Social Worker- Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers Certified Play Therapist- Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPT) Registered Play Therapist-Association for Play Therapy (APT)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+


  • English