Sheida Shamloo

Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ


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(450) 328-3134 Website

Sheida Shamloo

Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ


Verified by Psychology Today

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I believe that seeking support from another human being is a very natural thing to do. As a therapist, I believe that my humanity is an asset in supporting clients as they work through challenges, developing a deeper understanding of their lives. As a counsellor and art therapist, I focus on creating a therapeutic relationship based on trust, where I bring a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach paired with my training to help clients work through whatever challenges they are facing. I have a special passion for working with immigrants and refugees: as a newcomer to Canada, I understand the struggles that are often presented.
I approach therapy from an anti-oppressive framework: I focus on helping clients find a sense of self-empowerment in the face of various forms of trauma, including systemic oppression, racism, and mental health stigma. I focus on helping clients understand how their perspectives on their lives impact them in the present, then work towards changing them.
Regardless of gender, age, cultural background, or diagnosis, you will be welcomed honoring the unique individual that you are. You may be invited to experiment with arts-based interventions, as I believe that art is a form of communication that transcends language and is a powerful tool in helping us understand ourselves.
زندگی ممکن است سخت باشد و ممکن است یادمان رفته باشد که لحظات زیبا هم وجود دارد.کمک گرفتن بسیار طبیعی ست. برای بهتر شدن و آسان تر شدن زندگی گاهی باید از کسی کمک بگیریم.کسی که بی قضاوت و پیش داوری به کمک بیاید و به حرفمان گوش دهد. افسردگی از آن که فکرش را می کنیم رایجتر است و درمان آن از آن که فکرش را می کنم ساده تر. قدم اول این است که کسی را پیدا کنیم و به او بگوییم که به کمکش نیاز داریم و این کاملا کاملا کاملا نرمال است.
زبان هنر از زبان واژه ها بسیار قدیمی تر است. انسان قبل از صحبت کردن منظورش را با تصاویر نشان میدهد. بچه ها تا سن ۱۲ سالگی همه هنرمند هستند. متاسفانه این زبان را وقتی از دست میدهند که از آنها توقع می رود شاهکار خلق کنند. هنردرمانی بی توقع است و میخواهد که شما از هنر استفاده کنید. به هر شکلی که ممکن است.
بی قضاوت و پیش داوری به شما گوش می دهم. هدفم این است که زندگی را برای شما راحتتر کنم. اگر روایت شما از زندگی آن را برای شما ناگوار کرده به من اجازه بدهید با کمک هم آن را از نو بسازیم. روایتی خلق کنیم به کمک هنر که در آن انسانی آزادتر و خوشحال تر باشید.
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Sheida Shamloo
“My name is Sheida Shamloo and I am an art therapist. I am here to help you feel better. Isn't it what everyone desires?”


  • Cost per Session: $60 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Mastercard, Visa
I am registered with ACNN (Naturopathy) .I can give you the receipt so you can be reimbursed.
Email me or call (450) 328-3134 with questions.


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • Licence: Quebec / 23204829
  • Please note: Licence province differs from primary location province.
  • School: Concordia University
  • Year Graduated: 2021
My approach to therapy is simple: communication. Through words, signs and symbols, images and sensations. Art therapy is inclusive.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: AATQ / 23204829
  • Member Since: 2022

Sheida Shamloo's Groups

self-esteem and identity

This is a group for Iranians in Canada and it is ran in Persian. It mainly focuses on identity issues. It can be hard finding who you truly are after immigration. Far from your home, in this new land, everything might feel confusing and anxiety provoking. These feelings if not resolved can impact our mental health. In this group we take cultural identity and what is it to be Iranian into account. We meet twice a month and challenge ourselves to grow and to blossom.

More about this group
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Violence
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Immigration
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Farsi
Faith: Muslim
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Art Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Group


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Last Modified: 25 Sep 2022
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Sheida Shamloo

Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ