More about Shelley Petry

I have a background in cognitive coaching where I have had the privilege of working with children and families dealing with various concerns related to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning challenges, behaviour, and social-emotional difficulties. I employ a strength-based approached rooted in CBT and strive to meet individuals where they are in order to tailor interventions that target meaningful change.  I have a thorough understanding of the assessment process, and value a practical and applied use of assessment results in order to enhance personal understanding and to better navigate individual ways of learning and interacting with the world.

I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at the University of Calgary in 2006, and I am currently extending my own learning journey by completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.  My educational experience has provided me with comprehensive learning related to counselling and evidence-based practices. Using a biopsychosocial framework, I strive to help clients build a personalized experience that addresses all facets of their life in an effort to work towards holistic wellness.

I strive to provide an empathetic and compassionate space for individuals to explore their concerns, and value the process of collaboration in order to strive for meaningful change.



Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP), Yorkville University (In Progress)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Degree (Psychology Major), University of Calgary (2006)



ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training



  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Parenting Issues & Support

I can also help with these areas:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Career Changes or the Loss of a Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Ideation) and Survivor

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems (Bowenian) Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments