About Erin

Erin Shaheen (she/her) M.Ed, RSSW

Registed Social Service Worker and Psychotherapist

I have been providing education and support to families for over twenty five years. After receiving my Social Service Worker Diploma in 1993, I worked in the area of mental health and homelessness for 7 years before joining the birth community with the Ottawa Childbirth Education Association. Following a passion for lifelong learning, I returned to school to complete a Master’s in Education for Healthcare Professionals in 2018. Half of my week is spent with families of babies and young children and the other half is at the local college, working as a Disabilities Counsellor supporting students who identify as neurodiverse.

Life is full of launching moments; launching into pregnancy, parenting, post-secondary, or empty nesting. My passion is supporting parents and individuals in solution-focused counselling to feel supported while you move closer to launching into a new direction in life.

Professional Memberships and Training

  • College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Ontario Social Service Worker Association
  • Bebo-Mia Infant Sleep Educator Training
  • The MEHRIT Centre level 2
  • DONA Postpartum Doula training CAPPA breastfeeding
  • CPSAC Carseat Technician
  • Planned Parenthood Sexual and Reproductive Health Training Level 2
The real-life details: I am a lover of coffee, dependent on colourful sticky notes and all things wool and quilting. I have more work-in-progress craft projects than I will readily admit to. I am a proud parent to four amazing humans, including twins. Intimately familiar with lived experiences as a parent of neurodivergent children and late-identified ADHD myself. I hope to weave my colourful work experiences and community work into offering practical solutions to support you in your own self-exploration.
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