Shannon Warner, MSW BSW

Registered Social Worker (RSW) #08291

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About Shannon

"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity". Albert Einstein

Although we have likely heard ‘time heals all’ – in my personal journey as a trauma survivor and a clinician, I have found that sometimes the most profound, transformative healing takes place within the safety of a supportive client-therapist relationship.  I understand how having authentic connections can impact our ability to fully engage ourselves in the work needed to create change.  Authenticity, trust and respect are the values of my practice, and I am available to help you facilitate the changes you want in your life. I aim to create a non-judgemental, comfortable, yet somewhat challenging therapeutic space where you feel supported to explore places you feel 'stuck' and affirmed in letting go of 'old' thoughts, feelings and behaviours that no longer serve you. 

I will draw from my clinical experience using EMDR, somatic expereincing, narrative, dialectical and cognitive behavioural informed therapies to create the most effective counselling sessions for you. Together we will identify and build upon your strengths & resources, and discover which approaches and coping strategies will be most effective to help you heal past wounds, reach your personal goals and create a more balanced and joyful life.​ 

You are completely welcome to reach out to me today, with no obligation, to schedule a 15 minute complimentary consultation and decide if working together will be the right fit for you.

I hold both a Bachelors & Masters degree in Social Work and bring 16 years compassionate experience in community-based & healthcare settings providing trauma-informed, spiritually sensitive and culturally safe counselling for individuals, families and groups.

Many of my private practice clients are simple or complex trauma survivors including some military and RCMP veterans who report significant reduction in their PTSD symptoms following EMDR therapy. Many clients experience a new & sustained ability to self-regulate and self-soothe during stressfull or triggering situations. Becoming more aware of our stress responses and practicing mind-body attunement can allow us to develop a more integrated & positive sense of self and ultimately enhance our quality of life. If you are a trauma survivor struggling with anxiety, depression or PTSD, this is my hope for you!

​*In light of the current Covid 19 pandemic, Sagewood is taking appropriate precautions to reduce spread of the virus. Counselling sessions will be offered via video conferencing or by telephone until further notice. If you need to reschedule your session due to illness, or technical issues, please contact Sagewood to notify of cancellation within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment. Thank you for your cooperation in social distancing and ensuring health and wellness of all. 

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Abuse
    • Addictions
    • Anger Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Career and Job Issues
    • Cultural Issues
    • Depression
    • General Emotional Health
    • Insomnia
    • Panic Issues
    • Phobias
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
    • Meditation
    • Mindfulness
    • Online Counselling
    • Relationship Counseling
    • Self Regulation Therapy
    • Somatic Experiencing
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Sagewood Counselling
    Central & North Okanagan, Lake Country, BC
    • Bus Service
    • Pay Parking

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Monday8:30am - 5:30pm
    Tuesday8:30am - 5:30pm
    Wednesday8:30am - 5:30pm
    Thursday8:30am - 5:30pm
    Friday8:30am - 5:30pm
    Client Rates
    Couples TherapyContact for rate
    Individual TherapyContact for rate
    Online TherapyContact for rate
    Telephone TherapyContact for rate
    Student RateYes
    Free Initial ConsultationYes

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • e-Transfer