Parul Shah

Masters Science in Psychology – Registered Social Worker – Psychotherapist

Parul Shah

Contact Info

Empowerment Counselling Services
430 Hazeldean Road, Suite 207, Kanata ON K2L 1T9
Phone: 613-983-6737

I am a Private Practice Services offering Experienced Personalized Counselling for various age groups such as Teens (13 to 17), and Adults (18 to 65). I am a Registered Social Worker and a Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers since 2002. I have 3 Undergraduate Degrees in Sociology and Social Work and I have successfully obtained my Masters of Science in Psychology (MSP) from University Of Phoenix. I am currently a part-time PhD psychology student at Walden University.

I often say to clients when I meet them for the first time, that life is about getting to understand why we feel the way we feel and to understand, we must unpeel the protective layer that we placed ourselves in, in order to feel no pain. I call it “unpeeling the onion” the core of the onion is our root, and to understand, we must get to the root of the issue.

Effective therapeutic approaches, depending on the issue, include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness Based Therapy or Self-Regulation Techniques
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Areas of Expertise:
PTSD/Trauma – Active Military, Veterans, First Responders, Adults, Teens and Children
Suicidal ideation

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.