Sheryl Symister-Allen

MA. in Counselling Psychology

Hello. I am a Registered Psychologist with a genuine passion for working with people. I have had the pleasure of observing the human resiliency and people's sheer determination through my work in the group home system with children and adolescents and with adults through various community agencies. I hold a genuine belief that people have the power to change their own lives. I offer a nonjudgmental, empathic and compassionate therapeutic space. I have a personal faith background which allows me to offer faith-based counselling for clients who want to integrate spirituality in sessions. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring various cuisines. 

Step By Step Psychological Services

Helping adults and couples navigate and overcome life's challenges...one step at a time. Completely virtual.

It is my hope that we can work together as you strive to see that sliver of light. I see each client as the expert of his/her life. It is you who are in the driver's seat. As your psychologist, I will accompany you in the passenger’s seat and offer supports as you navigate through the tough and unexpected twists and turns of the journey. My approach is integrative and individually tailored. Therefore, at times, we may pull over to the side of the road and employ different strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Gottman Methods. I have worked with individuals, couples and families experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and grief/loss. My clients describe me as warm, nonjudgmental with a good sense of humor and genuine curiosity.​


Contact Me

There is a FREE 15 minute consultation to determine if I may be the best fit for you. I look forward to speaking with you.