July 23, 2020
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In-Person Visits Starting August 2020

We just want to let you know that Ali Shahrami and Dr. Ian Shulman will gradually start resuming face-to-face sessions in early August for clients who would like to meet in-person. The other members of our clinical team will continue to provide virtual sessions only for the time being, but […]
June 15, 2020
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Belly Breathing For Anxiety and Stress

Belly Breathing Calms Body and Mind Belly breathing is an easy way to reduce anxiety and calm the body and mind. It engages the diaphragm, the muscle deep within the chest that plays a major role in respiration, and also the vagus nerve, an information super-highway between the brain and […]
June 8, 2020
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We’re Open — Virtually

It’s early June, and we’re still social distancing. We just learned that Halton Region will have to wait another few weeks before we can begin to think about re-opening our doors to in-person appointments. But in the meantime, we’ve gotten to be really good at using videoconferencing platforms, like Zoom […]
April 1, 2020
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Psychotherapy Now Covered by SunLife

Are you covered by SunLife’s extended health benefits insurance? Historically, SunLife Financial would only reimburse claims for psychotherapy services that were provided by Registered Psychologists. However, as we all work virtually through the current COVID-19 pandemic, SunLife has very graciously changed that. We are happy to report that, as of […]
March 26, 2020
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You can still count on us.

Dear Clients, We hope you and the people you care about are in good health and managing well, given the new realities of life with COVID-19. Even though our doors are closed, our lights are very much on here at Shift Cognitive Therapy + Assessment, and we are working hard […]
March 18, 2020
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Coronavirus Anxiety

If you’re like me, your email and social media feeds are blowing up with all things coronavirus. Unfamiliar things are happening and there are many things up in the air.  You may be wondering exactly how long the kids will be out of school, worrying about what your future income […]