Meet Our Team
Shannon Moroney, MA RSW
Founder & Clinical Director
EDMR Certified Practitioner
Nadia Brabant, MSW RSW
Therapist & Consultant
Summaya Syed, MA RSW
Therapist & Consultant
DBT and trauma-focused CBT Practitioner
Precious Eltagonde, BA
Shannon is a warm, positive and skilled therapist with over 20 years of experience helping children, youth and adults to allow traumatic experiences to shape their lives, but not control them. Through talk therapy, EMDR, restorative dialogue, land-based retreats, writing, play and art, she supports people and communities to achieve post-traumatic growth, explore forgiveness, and reclaim sovereignty over their lives. She has extensive experience providing group and individual therapy to survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking, as well as to Indigenous survivors of Canada’s residential school system and other systems of oppression. She also supports law enforcement and legal teams to practice trauma-informed justice, provides expert testimony in court, and offers psycho-educational guidance on victim-offender intersectionality in human trafficking cases. Shannon holds an M.A. in Social Work from the University of East Anglia (UK), a B.Ed from the University of Toronto, a Counselling Specialist Certificate from Queens University and a B.A. in International Development from Trent University. She is registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and a certified restorative justice facilitator. She is also a sought-after public speaker and consultant on key issues in justice and mental health and has spoken worldwide on these topics. As the author of two national bestsellers, Through the Glass (her own memoir) and Out of the Shadows (memoir of human trafficking survivor Timea Nagy), and a New York Times “Women in the World” Recommended Writer, Shannon also offers manuscript coaching and editing, and assists clients to write victim impact, sentencing and support statements for court. Shannon offers services in English and Spanish. Visit her website https://www.shannonmoroney.com/ for more information on Shannon's speaking & product offerings.
Nadia is a compassionate, calm, and intuitive therapist with 15 years of experience helping individuals and families overcome adversity and achieve greater wellness. Her approach to therapy is grounded in humanistic and anti-oppressive orientations, which seek to empower and move clients towards fulfilling their potential. Sessions may include conventional talk therapy, mindfulness, or art and play therapy depending on individual needs. She has extensive experience with attachment and trauma-informed therapies and has received formal training in Emotion Focused Therapy for Families, Brief Solution Focused therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, amongst others. Nadia offers a therapeutic space that is highly collaborative, respectful, and non-judgemental so that clients may feel at ease to explore their lives and break through what is holding them back. Nadia holds an M.S.W. from York University, a B.S.W. from the University of Waterloo, as well as a B.F.A. from the University of Toronto where she played for the Varsity Blues Women’s hockey team. She is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers. A lover of nature, art, and movement, her free time is invested mostly in spending quality time with her daughter, engaging in some culinary or artistic endeavour, or cycling somewhere outside of the city. Nadia offers services in French and English.
Summaya is a down-to-earth therapist with over a decade of experience as a counsellor working with culturally and socio-economically diverse people. She specializes in supporting people experiencing emptiness, hopelessness, self-destructive behaviours, polarized thinking, intense emotions, unstable relationships, and difficulty communicating in their interpersonal relationships. Respecting her clients’ perspectives, needs and abilities, Summaya employs various therapeutic interventions including DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy), trauma-focused CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and talk therapy. She is currently training in EMDR and also has expertise in facilitating group therapy. She ensures a safe and non-judgmental space so that clients can heal, build resiliency and “grow through what they go through”. A life-long lover of learning, Summaya holds a BA (Hons.) from the University of Toronto, a BSW from Toronto Metropolitan University (with distinction), an MSW from the University of Waterloo, a diploma (High Hons.) in Social Service Work from Centennial College, and is currently completing her MA in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She is a proud first-generation Canadian of South Asian heritage and mother of two young children. She enjoys arts and crafts including crochet, reupholstery and furniture refinishing.
Precious brings her organizational skills along with a degree in Psychology from Silliman University to support the team’s mission and practice. Along with her administrative attributes, Precious is passionate about helping others. She believes in the importance of spreading awareness that nobody is suffering alone. She also helps schedule appointments, find additional resources, and keep the team connected. Precious takes pride in being a positive influence and is looking forward to providing exceptional support to all clients. Precious is based in Philippines.