Shelley Whitehouse-Nilvi

Shelley Whitehouse-Nilvi

Registered Psychotherapist · Masters Level diploma in Psychotherapy (Transformational Arts College, 2018)

Member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

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I am a Registered Psychotherapist based in Richmond Hill ON. My presence is nurturing, warm and down to earth. I believe that when we can be guided to our authentic self, we can re-connect with parts of us that we may have ‘shut-down or dis-connected from.’ By doing this work one can gain the clarity and confidence needed to heal, grow, feel happier and more whole. It can help us make effective choices reflecting our true nature and guide us through life with less struggle.

I make use of a variety of therapeutic approaches to illuminate my client’s underlying issues, guide them in freeing up blocks and healing old wounds. I believe that helping my client’s make use of their own wisdom and resources can enhance the treatment process.
I also provide tools specific to each client’s journey for them to use at home, outside of therapy. These are intended to lessen anxiety and build resilience. My goal is to attune to each person’s needs to assist them in deep healing and creating connection to their best self.

Areas of Focus at Whitehouse Psychotherapy

Self Worth/Insecurity Issues
Body Image Issues
Disordered Eating
Relationship Issues
Life Transitions
Spiritual Exploration

Primary Practice Location

Whitehouse Psychotherapy
4 Trish dr.
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 5C5

Phone: (416) 227-3698 ext. 101


Extended office hours: evenings

Website: (opens in new tab)

Success Story

I have worked with a client who was out of his body and effectively dissociating as a daily habit. The client was terrified of needles and having any dental work completed.
After some initial assessment I decided to use Body Psychotherapy with this client.
After 3 sessions they were able to ask to go and have the blood work taken which was a shock to their Father to hear!
After one more session he asked to have the dental surgery done.
Both of these events went smoothly and the client reported an anxiety level of zero.
As a team, we were all thrilled by this client's huge progress.
They are now able to be in their body more regularly and employ many techniques in reducing anxiety and sharing their needs with their Father.
This stands out for me as a big success in my practice.

Years of Experience



Emotionally Focused Therapy-Attachment Based Relationship Therapy
Relationship Therapist- Couples Therapy
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Certificate in Hypnosis for Trauma and PTSD
Certificate in Trauma treatment for Children and Adolescents
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programing Certification
ACT Certificate (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Reiki 1 Practioner


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