Shirvington M. A. Hannays, CCAC, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in Calgary
A passionate and self-motivated CACCF certified and licensed CCAC Addiction Counsellor; with specialized proficiency using the CRA treatment model counselling and motivational interviewing for client-centered substance abuse sobriety and recovery. Along with over 8+ years experience and proven track record working with children and adults for measurable and sustained behavioural change. Crossed trained in the Addicted Brain, the Neuro-biology of Everyday living; Self-harm Intervention and Psychological First Aid. Served clients of CAMH; Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services; Family & Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County.
Additionally Shirvington is skilled in determining detoxification intervention urgency; addictions detoxification referral and motivational harm reduction coaching and: mental illnesses case management. Used Psycho-Spiritual counseling * Internal Family System counseling * Five Stages of Change Model * Transactional Analysis and * Relational Frame Theory approaches to counselling and therapies.
He continues to research and merge Biopsycho-Social theories and approaches to areas of studies with his 15+ years of exploration of religious teachings and how they effect holistic behavioural changes, learnt behaviours and conditioned behavioural response.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Shirvington M. A. Hannays now - (877) 985-8269


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: Everest College
  • Year Graduated: 2013


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CCAC / 15-000-391
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Degree: ALISO / Psychology / 261-1818271
  • Year graduated: 2012
  • Degree: ALISO / Mental Health / 700-1818271
  • Year graduated: 2013

Shirvington M. A. Hannays's Groups

Relapse Arrest and Recovery

Relapse happens alot during RECOVERY. In fact, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association up to 60% of patients who receive substance abuse treatment will relapse within one year, and the relapse rate is higher for some drugs, like heroin. In order to prevent a LAPSE from becoming a a FULL BLOWN RELAPSE, it is vital to take immediate action: * The individual needs to stop the substance abuse right away, (usually EASIER said than done). The more alcohol they drink or drugs they take the lower their chances of returning to the recovery path. * The lapse should not be seen as a weakness.

More about this group


  • Addiction
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Spirituality


  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Gay

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017
Shirvington M. A. Hannays, CCAC, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in Calgary

Shirvington M. A. Hannays

Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CCAC