Seth Shugar

Therapist and Life Coach

one-on-one
video conferencing sessions available

Seth Shugar Therapist and Life Coach

Welcome!

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.

I am an experienced, well-trained therapist and life coach with a three-year post-masters degree in Marital and Family Therapy (with over 600 clinically-supervised hours with individuals, couples and families), an M.A. from McGill University (full scholarship), a B.A. from McGill University (94.5% average), and a Board Certified Life Coaching credential.

I have been in private practice for over eight years.  I have also been practicing meditation and mindfulness for over twenty-five years, and have done a three-month retreat (with direct guidance from the renowned meditation teacher Pema Chödrön).  For the last five years I have also been guiding mindfulness sessions for adults, adolescents, children and families in group and workplace settings.

I am also a professor at Marianopolis College, where I have been working for over thirteen years.

I have been married for ten years and have two kids, an eight year-old son and a five year-old daughter.

Welcome!

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.

I am an experienced, well-trained therapist and life coach with a three-year post-masters degree in Marital and Family Therapy (with over 600 clinically-supervised hours with individuals, couples and families), an M.A. from McGill University (full scholarship), a B.A. from McGill University (94.5% average), and a Board Certified Life Coaching credential.

I have been in private practice for over eight years.  I have also been practicing meditation and mindfulness for over twenty-five years, and have done a three-month retreat (with direct guidance from the renowned meditation teacher Pema Chödrön).  For the last five years I have also been guiding mindfulness sessions for adults, adolescents, children and families in group and workplace settings.

I am also a professor at Marianopolis College where I have been working for over thirteen years.

I have been married for ten years and have two kids, an eight year-old son and a five year-old daughter.

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
You are always welcome to write me

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

My office is located in the heart of Monkland Village in NDG, above the Austrian Ski Shop.

Paid parking is available on Monkland and free parking on side streets.

We are five minutes from the Decarie Expressway and the Villa Maria Metro station.