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Private Coaching Sessions

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Shawna helps those experiencing challenging emotions and stressors, pull apart the layers of their situations to find greater understanding, stability, peace and balance.

Our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing are all interconnected. When we experience mental symptoms such as low mood, anxiety, sadness and/or stress…our bodies can show related symptoms such as fatigue, restlessness, pain, lethargy, mind fog, inflammation and insomnia. 


Over time, stress and emotional turmoil can cause greater breakdown of our bodies, minds and spirits, leading to decreased fulfillment and joy in life.

Western society largely paints negative emotions as undesirable and weak. However, life was not meant to have only positive mind states. Difficult emotions are cues to understanding our minds and our soul and can act as a guide as to what's not working and what may need healing and change.

​With 6 years experience as a mental health nurse & women's coach, Shawna provides her clients with lifelong tools to work more effectively with thoughts, emotions and challenging situations. Awareness and effective coping strategies will help lower feelings of stress, overwhelm, low moods, and anxiety and new perspectives, practices and skills will bring about more inner peace, more confidence, more balance, more joy and greater fulfillment in life.



  • Anxiety

  • Stress and overwhelm

  • Depressed mood/sadness

  • Irritability and anger

  • Negative thinking

  • Overthinking and worry

  • Low self-esteem

  • Relationship conflicts

  • Addiction & self-sabotage behaviours

  • Changing unhealthy behaviors

  • Increasing self-connection

  • Improving self-love

  • Finding clarity in life

  • Creating a life of more purpose


Modalities/Techniques Used:

  • EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique)

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

  • Mindfulness, Meditation & Spirituality

  • Inner Child Work/Healing Past Wounds

  • Personality Theories 

  • Chakra & energy healing psychology

**Take-home exercises provided.


Sessions are done online over Zoom video.

Price: $110 CAD /60-minute session 

Looking for structure, reading material, guided practices and accountability?

Shawna offers a 10-week private coaching program package - check it out here.

Shawna Thibodeau


Registered Nurse, Certified Meditation Teacher, Women's Coach & EFT Practitioner

Client Reviews

“I absolutely adored my time in private counseling with Shawna. I had initially approached her as a result of many personal issues and she was quick to make me feel at ease and completely comfortable with her. Through the sessions I was able to build on tools which helped me connect with myself on a deeper level and began to realize the root of my negative thinking and feelings. Discovering these enabled us to begin working on ways to challenge the anxiety, stress, irritability and worrying I had gotten so accustomed to. The personal binder and informational documents Shawna has created provide you with a wealth of information with helpful activities, further education suggestions and thoughtful lessons. I feel especially in today's age of instant gratification, materialism and the stigma on mental health what Shawna is offering is becoming increasingly important. She provided me with realistic solutions to the problems I was facing and as a result I am able to feel healthier, more mindful and happy!”

- Jennifer, (age 24)

I have suffered from depression and anxiety for my entire adult life and things took a turn for the worse a few years ago. Since then I had been seeing various doctors and psychiatrists and been placed on medication, but I never felt truly comfortable in a session until I began the program with Shawna. She made me feel comfortable and helped me to open up in ways I hadn't really been able to in previous sessions. Her background in CBT and mindfulness/meditation techniques allowed her to zero in on many of the thought patterns that combined to cause me so much trouble in my everyday life. With Shawna's help, I have a clear life goal in my sights and am currently taking steps to achieve it, while keeping in mind all that I learned from my time in Be Free. Shawna is a lovely person and I feel very lucky to have been able to work with her to help get myself back on track. Thanks so much, Shawna! 

- Kendra, (age 29)

“I started seeing Shawna for issues related to anxiety / depression and general life issues after attempting therapy with many, many therapists, counsellors, social workers, physicians and specialists for over twenty years. I found her online and liked what I saw, a mixture of traditional CBT and practices involving more eastern philosophies such as mindfulness, meditation etc. Shawna has been instrumental in using these techniques to address my long standing issues. I have done CBT many times in the past but really never understood the concept. With her approach, I have found it so easy to understand and it has been invaluableto address everyday life issues. In terms of mindfulness and meditation, I have also been amazed at how intuitive Shawna is, always knowing when I need to be brought back to the present. I use meditation daily on Shawna’s advice which has given me incredible insight and peace. I can’t express how grateful and lucky I am to have found Ms. Thibodeau and fully intend to keep her on as a permanent member of my “life success” team.”

- Seana, (age 42)

“Private counselling with Shawna has been a very positive, eye opening, and educational experience. Her content has taught me the concepts of cognitive distortions and core beliefs, and how mine and those of others can come into play each and every day. I am now more mindful of these and know how to deal with them more effectively. Shawna has emphasized the importance of, and how to self-reflect to stay on a path that is honest to me. She is there for guidance, but strongly attempts not to tell you what to do. Shawna has helped me face and breakdown large goals into smaller tasks. I have found her easy to relate to and accommodating. It has done wonders for me to have a neutral party to share adversities and dreams with and seek advice and fresh perspectives from. She has given me tangible tools to utilize in the present and into the future. If you are feeling stuck or lost, I strongly recommend reaching out to her. It is an investment in your future that you will not regret!”

- Sadie, (age 25)

“I approached Be Free for private coaching because I was struggling with anxiety, worry and depression. Be Free helped me open up to the fact that ultimately, it was up to me and I needed to decide what it was that I wanted out of my life. The self-reflection that I did allowed me to realize my strengths and to work hard to improve and overcome my weaknesses. Be Free helped me gain the tools to live a more positive life. Be Free helped me realize there is a different way of life. A healthy way.”

- Hannah, (age 36)

"I started seeing Shawna regarding my lack of self love, relationship issues and over all lack of passion for life. Since completing our sessions together, I have felt more motivated and more adventurous. It is obvious that Be Free has given me the proper skills to live a healthier and more meaningful life."

- Erin, (age 20)


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