Seth Shugar

Therapist and Life Coach

one-on-one
video conferencing sessions available

Seth Shugar Therapist and Life Coach

Welcome!

Peace of mind, harmony, freedom, solutions to your problems, finding love, making healthy decisions, free and easy connection with those you love. Isn’t that what we all want? What I offer you is not only my ten years of experience but an entire lifetime dedicated to the study and practice of healing and growth. More importantly, I truly care about you and your issues and I have the knowledge and experience to help. Whether I am working with you as an individual, couple or family, I will offer you the warm, curious and compassionate attention you need to clarify and accomplish your life-goals.

In addition to having a B.A. and an M.A. from McGill University and a 3-year post-masters degree in psychotherapy (specializing in working with individuals, couples and families), I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor, a Marital and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Life Coach. In addition to being well-trained in a variety of evidence-based psychotherapy and life coaching models, I’ve been practicing (and teaching) meditation for over 25 years, including a three-month retreat with the celebrated meditation instructor Pema Chödrön. I’m also a former academic All-Canadian rugby player, a college professor (for the last 14 years), and a father of two.

Come talk to me. Tell me what’s on your mind. Tell me what you’re worried about. Tell me what you want to change. Tell me what you might be afraid to say but know you need to. Let’s work on it together so you can do what matters, no matter what.

 

Welcome!

Peace of mind, harmony, freedom, solutions to your problems, finding love, making healthy decisions, free and easy connection with those you love. Isn’t that what we all want? What I offer you is not only my ten years of experience but an entire lifetime dedicated to the study and practice of healing and growth. More importantly, I truly care about you and your issues and I have the knowledge and experience to help. Whether I am working with you as an individual, couple or family, I will offer you the warm, curious and compassionate attention you need to clarify and accomplish your life-goals.

In addition to having a B.A. and an M.A. from McGill University and a 3-year post-masters degree in psychotherapy (specializing in working with individuals, couples and families), I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor, a Marital and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Life Coach. In addition to being well-trained in a variety of evidence-based psychotherapy and life coaching models, I’ve been practicing (and teaching) meditation for over 25 years, including a three-month retreat with the celebrated meditation instructor Pema Chödrön. I’m also a former academic All-Canadian rugby player, a college professor (for the last 14 years), and a father of two.

Come talk to me. Tell me what’s on your mind. Tell me what you’re worried about. Tell me what you want to change. Tell me what you might be afraid to say but know you need to. Let’s work on it together so you can do what matters, no matter what.

 

one-on-one
video conferencing sessions available

My Services

Individuals

  • Are you looking for peace of mind, connection, aliveness, purpose, joy, self-expression, decisiveness, harmony, self-reliance, zest?
  • Let’s begin by clarifying what your preferred life looks like
  • Let’s identify the most skillful ways of responding to the unwanted thoughts and emotions that are likely stopping you from living your preferred life
  • Let’s uncover your ability to motivate and comfort yourself by tapping into your innate capacity to offer yourself self-compassion
  • Let’s identify your many strengths and positive qualities and learn to soak in them so they stick
  • Let’s identify the specific actions you need to take to move toward your preferred life
  • Then let’s unlock your ability to do what matters to you, no matter what

Couples

  • Are you looking to communicate better, feel close again, resolve your conflict, break up peacefully, spice things up, have better sex?
  • Let’s begin by getting a clear vision of what you want your relationship to look like
  • Then let’s identify the ineffective patterns of communication that keep pushing you apart
  • Let’s uncover simple ways of pre-empting or interrupting your cylces of conflict so you can quickly restore connection
  • Let’s unlock your ability to communicate heart-to-heart so you can effectively communicate your needs and strengthen your bond
  • Let’s dust off your capacity to savor the many strengths and positive aspects of your relationship and your partner and yourself

Families

  • Help kids and teens feel better
  • Communicate in a way that allows everyone to be heard
  • Soothe conflict between parents and kids
  • Help adults find balance with siblings or parents
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Testimonials

Rosette

“I honestly want to genuinely thank you. I’ve realized more and more recently how much things you suggested to me, the information you gave me, conversations we had and your care and concern truly helped me and I really want you to know this as well. […] Although I cannot say things are perfect (not that that is a word I’m too fond of anyway) I do really feel like they are better than they have been in a very long time and I am finally rebuilding my life. Thank you for the part that you played in that.”

~Kathleen, 12/18/2018

 

Rosette

“Seth is a dedicated therapist, very knowledgable and a great listener. He was committed every step of the way. Thank you for your tremendous help! A life changer!”

~ Nick (11/11/2019)

 

Rosette

“My husband and I have seen several marriage counsellors over the years, but none of them have been as helpful as Seth.  He really helped us cut to the chase, get our relationship back on track and feel close again. One thing that has especially stuck with me is the way he helped us look at ourselves as our own primary caretakers and then look to one another as our secondary caretakers. That has really shifted things for us.”

~ Julia, 09/13/2018

 

 

Location

Due to COVID-19, only online or phone sessions are available at the moment.

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Board Certified Coach
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