About Us

Welcome to Strong Roots Therapeutic Solutions Online Therapy Clinic, where strong foundations for healing and growth are cultivated. We are a dedicated group of private practitioners offering diverse therapeutic solutions tailored to your unique needs. We understand that each individual’s journey is distinct, and we aim to guide you toward the right therapist and the most effective approach.

At Strong Roots Therapeutic Solutions Online Therapy Clinic, we believe in fostering self-determination and empowerment, allowing you to develop a solid root system for lasting change. Regardless of your location in Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario, or Alberta, our virtual platform ensures you can access our services from the comfort of your home.

Our headquarters are located in the vibrant city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, where our team of highly skilled therapists collaborates to provide compassionate care and support. Through our online platform, we extend our reach beyond physical boundaries, connecting with individuals across the provinces we serve.

Whether you’re seeking help for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or any other personal challenge, our therapists are equipped with the expertise and empathy to guide you toward healing and growth. With Strong Roots Therapeutic Solutions Online Therapy Clinic, you can rest assured that you’ll receive professional and confidential care that respects your unique circumstances and values.

Take the first step towards a stronger, more empowered you. Contact Strong Roots Therapeutic Solutions Online Therapy Clinic today and let us support you on your journey to wellness and self-discovery.

“A tree stands strong not by its fruits or branches, but by the depth of its roots.”
― Anthony Liccione

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Phone Number

(902) 902-593-4700

Fax Number


What types of Therapy do we offer?

We offer a variety of different therapeutic styles to give our clients the flexibility to find the right approach to meet their goals.

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy is personal therapeutic approach that provides a safe and confidential space for your one-on-one counseling sessions in order to support you in meeting your goal.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy helps families make changes in communication in order to connect and develop skills to support one another. We help parents who are struggling to manage difficult behaviors through behavioral interventions, intervention plans, and coaching.

Meet our Clinicians

Shawn D Wood
Shawn D WoodFounder - MSW,BSW, RSW, CYC-P
Partick Daigle
Partick DaigleFounder- MSW, BSW, RSW
Shauna Stuart
Shauna StuartAssociate- MSW, BSW, RSW
Earline Sharpe
Earline Sharpe Associate MSW, RSW
Angela Peh
Angela PehAssociate - MSW, BSW, RSW
Patricia Mugridge
Patricia Mugridge Associate - MSW, BSW, RSW
Arpi Parikh
Arpi Parikh Associate MSW, RSW

Some examples of types of services we offer

Problematic Video Gaming

Problematic Video Gaming

Are you or a loved one affected by problematic video gaming? Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) placed “gaming disorder” in their 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD). They have cited the following as symptoms:

  • Impaired control over gaming (frequency, intensity, duration)
  • Increased priority is given to gaming
  • continuation or escalation of gaming despite negative consequences

If you are experiencing similar symptoms, you are not alone. One study suggests that 1 in 10 adolescents in the Ontario school system from grades 7 to 12 experience problematic gaming.  At Strong Roots Therapeutic Solutions, we want to help those suffering from problematic video gaming and support people to find balance, rediscover their own avatar (themselves), and develop skills to cope with the “real world”.

WPATH Assessment

WPATH Assessment

Whether you wish to explore gender confusion or are ready to have your assessment completed, we are here to help and support you. We understand this can be a challenging time for some and an exciting time for others. Whatever you are feeling, we ensure respect and non-judgment in a safe environment that allows you to feel supported and have your questions addressed.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care are internationally recognized guidelines designed to promote the health and well-being of transgender and gender diverse individuals. These standards provide evidence-based recommendations for healthcare providers to deliver respectful, affirming, and effective care across various medical, psychological, and social dimensions.

Behavioral Interventions

Behavioral Interventions

Strong Roots provides two types of behavioural approaches.

Behavioural Intervention works one-on-one with a child or youth to implement an individualized Behavioral Plan of Intervention to improve maladaptive coping and help families set boundaries. We are committed to providing a family-centred practice to foster independence, help build relationships, and increase community inclusion.

Behavioural therapy goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Strong Roots Therapeutic Solutions creates a safe, comfortable environment to explore yourself and learn skills and techniques to incorporate into your daily life



Support for Families and Loved Ones:

Is your loved one struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues?
Through a supportive and educational lens, we strive to understand what you are experiencing and can offer tips, techniques, resources, and skills.

Some skill areas include:

  • Protecting Self-care
  • Increasing Communication skills
  • Setting boundaries
  • Enabling behaviour (for example less helpful ways of supporting loved ones)
  • Are you struggling with harmful involvement with substances and/or gambling?

Whether you have struggled for years or have recently recognized unhealthy patterns of use, we are here to support, educate, and develop coping strategies with you to meet your personal goals for recovery.



Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.

Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reducing symptoms and improving function.

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

Personality is the way of thinking, feeling and behaving that makes a person different from other people. An individual’s personality is influenced by experiences, environment (surroundings, life situations) and inherited characteristics. A person’s personality typically stays the same over time. A personality disorder is a way of thinking, feeling and behaving that deviates from the expectations of the culture, causes distress or problems functioning, and lasts over time.1

There are 10 specific types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are long-term patterns of behavior and inner experiences that differs significantly from what is expected. The pattern of experience and behavior begins by late adolescence or early adulthood and causes distress or problems in functioning. Without treatment, personality disorders can be long-lasting. Personality disorders affect at least two of these areas:

Relationship Therapy

Relationship Therapy

Using an evidence-based approach, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Methods are couples therapy that helps you strengthen your relationship without feeling forced or inauthentic. Our trained clinician creates safety through empathetic responsiveness, guiding partners into caring emotional responses that foster secure bonding.

“No one can dance with a partner and not touch each other’s raw spots. We must know what these raw spots are and be able to speak about them in a way that pulls our partner closer to us.”

― Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“When we work together, we have power to take problems head on and make a huge difference in our life and in the lives of others around us.”

David DeNotaris

Working together, to make a change.