Switzer Counselling & Psychotherapy Assoc. Georgetown & Hamilton Ontario

Transforming Lives Everyday!

counselling teenager, adolescents, children, psychological services, psychotherapy

Welcome to Switzer Counselling & Psychotherapy Associates

Our years of experience enable us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychotherapeutic and psychological care. At our office, we treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a safe and secure ground for individuals, families, and couples to grow and transform. 

We also offer supervision/internships to student counsellors & psychotherapists to help ensure that competent support is increasingly available to the public. 

Please take advantage of our no obligation FREE 1/2 hour consultations. These consultations give you an opportunity to make an informed decision before committing to treatment. We want to empower you.

Reach out, its the first step to feeling better!

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Our Treatment Focus

Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing cognitive, behavioural, emotional, somatic, and spiritually therapeutic approaches while  listening to your or your children's concerns, and customizing an evidence based treatment plan right for you.


Our Promise

We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

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Our Areas of Expertise

Depression & Anxiety

CBT, bipolar, anxiety disorders, panic, OCD, stress, fear, recovery, major depression,

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 


Trauma & PTSD

EMDR, trauma, recovery, compassion, stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, Autism, ADHD, CBT SSP

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of healing through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) music therapy helps individuals access a physiological state conducive to well-being, positive engagement with others, and growth in learning, addressing trauma, anxiety, as well as ADHD, and Autism.


Relationships & Families

Family and couple counselling, learning disabilities, marital distress, divorce, ADHD, autism

Relationship and Family counseling can be beneficial to couples & families who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship.  Step-families and blended families often struggle with  loss and grief for their previous family configuration, while coping with adjusting to new  bonds and relationships. Families may cope with children experiencing learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, or social phobia, requiring the support of their parents and counsellors. Therapy sessions are a supportive and safe place to discuss issues and solutions.

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Women's Issues

eating disorders, menopause counselling, divorce, marriage, post-partum depression, sexual abuse

Women need support and care during  different life stages and transitions, marriage, bearing children, fertility concerns, coping with menopause, aging, death of a partner, or recovery from abuse, trauma, disordered eating and divorce. Some of the most common and uncomfortable experiences for women occur during particular points in our lives, such as post-partum depression after giving birth and the confusing depression and anxiety that often occur during menopause. Through counselling and treatment, we are able to help you heal and thrive as you move forward in your life once again. 


Men's Issues

men, work stress, anxiety, divorce, emotions, depression, fatherhood
marital distress, separation

Men face unique issues throughout their lives, often struggling with career problems and stressful work environments,  fatherhood, marital distress, aging, illness, and hidden depression and anxiety. The male gender role often prohibits men from developing the emotional engagement and connectedness they deserve and desire. We can help you overcome and solve these problems and guide you through the counselling process.


Kids, Adolescent & Adult Self-Esteem, Social Fears, and ADHD/ADD

teenagers, children, self-esteem, bullying, lack of confidence, low self-worth, depression, hurt

Everyone needs to feel significant, valued, and important to their loved ones and friends. Yet, we often have experiences, such as school or cyber bullying, as kids and teenagers, that undermine our confidence or shape a sense of low self-worth. Counselling and psychotherapy can support you to build a positive sense of self, increase your confidence, and self-acceptance .

Our Treatment Toolbox

Cognitive & Dialectical Behavioural Therapies, EMDR

solution therapy, EMDR, cognitive behavioural therapy, CBT, DBT, compassion focused, mindfulness

We combine a multitude of treatment approaches, such as emotion, solution, and compassion focused therapies with CBT, EMDR, and mindfulness based therapies to help you cope with difficult emotions & transform the lens through which you view the world. See the world through new eyes today!

Mindfulness Based Therapy

spiritual, transpersonal, mindfulness, MBCT, CBT, DBT, meditation, coping, stress, creativity

The evidence is out! Increasing your capacity to accept and observe your inner and outer experience calmly and with neutrality leads to both mental and physical health and well-being. Mindfulness based therapy is a core treatment approach that we offer to support your peace of mind.

Emotional & Experiential Therapies


Strong emotions and fears are often generated because of the powerful human needs inherent in our family & couple bonds. Emotionally focused and experiential family, step family and couple therapy help families process their emotions, attachments, and worries, healing bonds with loves ones. We can help you establish peace and understanding in your home and relationships.

We keep putting MORE in Our Treatment Toolbox

develop the whole brain mental edge

NBI, career counselling, personality
executive coaching, team building,

The Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI®) is a revolutionary battery of instruments that strives to develop whole-brain thinking in individuals, families, couples, children and in business. The NBI® diagnostic survey indicates your personal thinking preferences. Your thinking preferences influence the way you communicate, make decisions, solve problems and manage those around you. Understanding your thinking preferences can give you a new perspective on yourself, your family, children, friends and those others you interact with every day. These assessment tools will help you develop strategies to sustain positive whole-brain parenting and relationships, choose meaningful careers and enhance creativity and positive thinking in your personal and professional life. You will also be able to identify the essence of your problems  & apply creative solutions immediately. 

What will the NBI® tell me?

The NBI® gives an indication of how you:

• communicate, act towards other people or in certain situations

• do business, learn, teach

• would manage in a certain career

• solve problems, make decisions

The NBI® enables you to:

• develop effective families, parenting strategies, and relationships

• resolve conflicts in your personal and professional life

• receive the best guidance in choosing a new career, best course of study & best study practices



You are still in control! We  use hypnotherapy and the power of mental imagery to help individuals  cope with negative emotional states, such as  stress, anxiety, pain, fatigue & mood disorders.  We also help them break bad habits or achieve  other positive changes, such as weight loss. Mental imagery and soothing verbal repetition  ease the individual into a relaxed peaceful state of mind. Once relaxed, our minds are more open to transformative change. 

Neurofeedback & Safe and Sound Protocol

Neurofeedback and ADHD treatment to regulate neurological symptoms. autism treatment, music therapy

Neurofeedback addresses neurological issues, such as a strokes, aneurysms, brain surgeries, concussions, anxiety,  & sleep problems. It is also used as a treatment for ADD/ADHD. 

We offer the Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) music therapy of Dr. Stephen Porges  to help individuals initiate and access a physiological state conducive to well-being, positive engagement with others, and growth in learning. The treatment was originally designed to address autism and is now used for a variety of mental health issues.

Our Team

Shauna Switzer, MA,MCP, C.Hyp, RP #6934

shauna switzer registered psychotherapist, experienced, competent, psychology, counselling, therapy

Shauna Switzer is our team leader and Registered Psychotherapist. She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and compassion to her work. 

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Denise Abel, Master of Counselling Psychology Graduate


Denise has been counselling clients under Shauna's supervision since May, 2018 and brings caring and compassion to her clients and colleagues.

contact us if you are an rp or msw interested in joining our team.

MSW RP, advertising for a counsellor or psychotherapist

Aishwarya Rawat, Master of Counselling Psychology Intern

Ash has been counselling clients under Shauna's supervision since September  2018. Ash brings a kind

Ash has been counselling clients under Shauna's supervision since September  2018. Ash brings a kind and warm attitude to her clients.

Abigail Robinson, Master of Counselling Psychology Intern


Abigail provides counselling services at our clinic  and is a valuable member of our team.  Abigail's strengths include solid therapeutic knowledge, understanding, and care  for clients .

call us if you are interested in a internship with us



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Safe & Sound Protocol Information (pdf)


NBI Whole Brain Assessments Information (pdf)



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Switzer Counselling & Psychotherapy Associates

116 Guelph Street, Unit 4, Georgetown, Ontario L7G 4A3

P: (905) 598-1859 F: (905) 877-7917


Mon-Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed