Shirvington Hannays

Certified Addiction Counsellor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
10 years in practice
  • 4501 37 St NW
  • CALGARY,AB

About Shirvington Hannays

A certified Clinical Supervisor, Addiction Counsellor, and Counselling Therapist.

With a proven track record working with youth and adults using REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy) techniques to achieve measurable and sustained behavioural change. Crossed trained in the Addicted Brain; harm Intervention and Psychological First Aid. Shirvington is skilled in determining detoxification intervention urgency; addictions detoxification referral and motivational harm reduction coaching, and; mental illnesses case management.

He developed a culturally sensitive therapeutic approach to substance Abuse or Dependency treatment based on Music Therapy; and Narrative Therapy. That therapeutic approach and Brief intervention steps and strategies lead to his development of #smtTherapy "Shirvington's Musical Theatre Therapy"; and his signature smahooBITS "SMAHOO Brief Intervention Therapies"; and RElapseREScue "How to REScue YourSELF from a RElapse".

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The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

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The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

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