Shelley Brock, R.N., M.Psy., C.Psych.Assoc. (Temporary Register)

I have over 17 years of experience working in mental health. I graduated from Trent University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I worked as a Registered Nurse at PRHC in the In-patient Mental Health and Addictions Program for 14 years. While working full time as an RN at the hospital, I returned to school in 2017 and completed a Master of Psychology at Adler Graduate and Professional School in Toronto. From 2019-2021, I worked in the Out Patient Mental Health and Addictions Program at PRHC as a Mental Health Therapist doing individual therapy, urgent care, group therapy and psychological testing. 

Since graduating from Adler, I completed the 6000 hours Post-Masters work experience required and I am now on the temporary register with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) as a Psychological Associate. I joined Telka, Smith a few years ago and I am currently working under the supervision of Dr. Lee Smith.

My work is with adults dealing with trauma and the persisting and complex adaptations to overwhelming experience, mood disorders and anxiety. I have a passion for helping people that have experienced adversity or trauma in their life. I have training in EMDR, DBT, CBT and Somatic Parts Work.

I have an inquisitive mind and love to pass that curiosity onto others. I find as humans we can often be self-critical which closes the mind to self-exploration. Some of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is kindness, compassion and curiosity as this increases our opportunity for self-awareness. My years of experience as a nurse have shown me the importance of looking at both mind and body when trying to understand potential causes and courses of action. I value input from clients and appreciate constructive feedback so I too can grow.