Shirley Meijaard, RSW


Online Therapy

About Me

Shirley has dedicated the past 9 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 Canadian Association for Play Therapy- student member Association for Play Therapy (APT) -student member

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • 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