Dr. Ian Shulman

Ph.D. – Clinical Psychologist

Dr Ian Schulman

Contact Info

Shift Cognitive Therapy & Assessments
466 Spers Road, Suite 220, Oakville, ON L6K 3W9
In-person in the Oakville area – Virtually across Ontario
Phone: 905-849-1288
Email: Ishulman@shiftct.com
Website: ShiftCognitiveTherapy

I am a frequent therapist-participant in Badge of Life Canada’s programs.

Years ago, as a young psychologist, a clinical supervisor asked me what I did best, what my favourite thing to do was. I said I most enjoyed working with any person who could have a really good conversation with me because I could do my best work when I had that. All these years later, I still work best that way. So if we work together, expect to have meaningful and thought-provoking conversations.

As a cognitive-behaviour therapist, my philosophy is that people can change by changing how they think and what they do. So, we’ll begin with ‘the big picture,’ looking to see what works and what doesn’t. From there, we can get down into the weeds, mastering behaviours and skills needed to make the kinds of changes required to improve life and functioning. Helping adult clients overcome anxiety, fear and trauma is my favourite area of work, but I also really enjoy working with couples who want to improve their communication, intimacy and relationship. Generally speaking, I feel my work is useful when it helps people get out of their own ways and feel good in their lives.

Therapists by province / territory


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.